F.C.’s Development Services Manager Resigns

Suzanne Cotellessa, General Manager for Development Services for the City of Falls Church, has announced her resignation effective Aug. 12, so she can devote full time to her ailing husband, City officials announced in a press release today.

“Sue has brought tremendous energy, smarts, and experience to the City’s Department of Development Services over the past 18 months,” said City Manager Wyatt Shields. “She is a natural leader and her departure from the City will be sorely felt when she takes leave. My best wishes go with her as she takes care of what is most important in life.”

Cotellessa, a certified planner, zoning administrator and arborist, has been the General Manager of the Department of Development Services since January 2009.

Shields will announce an interim manager as soon as practical, and begin the recruitment for a permanent Development Services General Manager in the next week.