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    Leadership Team

    The City Manager appoints Leaders who represent critical areas, including Community Safety, Human Services, Public Works, Economic Development, Community Development, and Human Resources.  The City’s Leadership Team fulfills a global role in the organization which includes:

    1. Planning, executing, and evaluating organization-wide strategies that achieve Council’s vision and goals and important community needs;
    2. Serving as the City’s futurists, responsible for giving the organization its strategic advantage and opportunities; and
    3. Providing credible, model leadership that creates an organization where people can be successful.

    The Leadership Team has the responsibility for developing and executing City Council's priorities in an annual cycle that includes multiple performance years. The planning effort includes: ongoing environmental assessment to identify emerging issues, providing focus and direction for the organization, resource and tactical planning, identifying core strategies and policies critical to organizational success, and determining evaluation methods and linking them to the budget and performance measures systems.

    Leadership Team Members

    (alphabetically by Dept.) 

    City Assessor Gregory H. Daniels
    City Attorney Walter C. Erwin, III
    City Manager L. Kimball Payne, III
    Clerk of Council (City Clerk) Valeria P. Chambers
    Commissioner of the Revenue Mitchell W. Nuckles
    Commonwealth Attorney Michael Doucette
    Communications & Marketing Director JoAnn Martin
    Community Development Director Kent L. White
    Deputy City Manager Bonnie Svrcek
    Economic Development Director Marjette G. Upshur
    Emergency Services Acting Director Melissa Foster
    Financial Services Director Donna Witt
    Fire Chief Brad Ferguson
    Fleet Services Director John H. McCorkhill
    Human Resources Director Margaret Schmitt
    Human Services Director Tamara Rosser
    Information Technology Director Michael Goetz
    Library Acting Director Marilyn Martin
    Museums Acting Director Kay L. Frazier
    Parks & Recreation Director Kay L. Frazier 
    Police Chief Parks Snead
    Public Works Director Gaynelle L. Hart
    Tourism Director Sergei Troubetzkoy
    Water Resources Director Timothy A. Mitchell
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