You are here
City Manager's Office
Charles W. Hartgrove
Deputy City Manager
Charles W. Hartgrove began his tenure as Deputy City Manager in November 2016. He most recently served as the Town Manager of Ashland, Virginia for over thirteen years. He also previously served as the Town Manager for the Virginia communities of Middleburg and Gate City. He is active in several professional organizations including the International City/County Management Association, the Virginia Local Government Management Association, and the International Economic Development Council.
John H. Hughes, IV
Assistant City Manager
John H. Hughes, IV, was appointed as Assistant City Manager for the City of Lynchburg on December 2, 2016. He has previously served the City as the Children’s Services Act (CSA) Coordinator in Human Services from 2007-2016, as a Foster Care Social Worker from 2004-2007 and as a Youth Care Worker at the Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Home from 1998-2000. From 2001-2004, Mr. Hughes worked for State Farm Insurance at the regional claims office in Charlottesville, VA. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Hughes has obtained designations and certification such as Licensed NC Claim Adjuster, CPR/First Aid Certification, Associate in Claims, Certified Family Partnership Facilitator and Certified Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths Super-user.
A native of Lynchburg, Mr. Hughes has earned an A.A.S. in General Studies from CVCC, as well as a B.S. in Social Science, a B.S. in Business Administration, and an M.B.A., all from Lynchburg College. While in undergraduate school, Mr. Hughes received the National Association for Campus Activities Excellence in Student Government Award, the United States Achievement Academy Leadership Award and was indicted into the National History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta. He also was the recipient of the Lynchburg College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013. Mr. Hughes is currently pursuing the Doctor of Education Degree in Leadership Studies at Lynchburg College with a focus on local government leadership and the phenomenon of gentrification.
Mr. Hughes is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and received the Gamma Omega Chapter’s Omega Man of the Year Award in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2015. He has served on nonprofit boards in the City including Mary Bethune Academy, Hill City Youth Football and Cheerleading, and The Festival Center.
Mr. Hughes most enjoys the pleasures of fatherhood, music, history, recreation and opportunities for transformational leadership.
City Hall - 3rd Floor
900 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504