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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

    City Assessor


    City Attorney

    Walter C. Erwin, III

    City Manager

    Bonnie Svrcek

    Clerk of Council (City Clerk)

    Valeria P. Chambers

    Commissioner of the Revenue

    Mitchell W. Nuckles

    Commonwealth's Attorney

    Michael Doucette

    Communications & Marketing Director

    JoAnn Martin

    Community Development Director

    Kent L. White

    Deputy City Manager - Interim

    Margaret Schmitt

    Economic Development Director

    Marjette G. Upshur

    Emergency Services Director

    Melissa Foster

    Financial Services Director

    Donna Witt

    Fire Chief

    Brad Ferguson

    Fleet Services Director

    Chuck Cramer, Jr.

    Human Resources Director - Interim

    Heather Brown

    Human Services Director

    Tamara Rosser

    Information Technology Director

    Michael Goetz

    Library Director

    Marilyn Martin

    Parks & Recreation and Museums Director

    Jennifer Jones

    Police Chief

    Raul Diaz

    Public Works Director

    Gaynelle L. Hart

    Tourism Director

    Sergei Troubetzkoy

    Water Resources Director

    Timothy A. Mitchell

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