Top city administrator leaving Mayor's Office

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A top city administrator may be leaving the Mayor's Office.

Karen Bowling is in talks to work with a law firm. Bowling has been a key member of Mayor Alvin Brown's administration since he took office in 2011.

The Mayor's Office said Bowling will continue with the city through any necessary transition.

It released a statement that reads, in part: "Karen Bowling is a gifted administrator who brought a passion for excellence to the job of managing the day-to-day operations of the city. Her leadership has been crucial in making our city government more efficient, effective and responsive to the needs of our community."

Bowling told the Florida Times-Union she's been in talks with Foley and Lardner law firm about taking a government relations position, but nothing has been finalized.

Prior to working with the Mayor's Office, Bowling co-founded Solantic Walk-In Urgent Care.

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