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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.

    City Manager's Office

    City Manager WYNTER BENDA
    Deputy City Manager  DR. REID A. WODICKA
    Assistant City Manager JOHN H. HUGHES, IV

    Leadership Team Members

    Airport ANDREW LA GALA – Director
    City Assessor JEFF BANDY
    City Attorney MATTHEW FREEDMAN
    Clerk of Council ALICIA L. FINNEY
    Commissioner of the Revenue MITCHELL W. NUCKLES
    Communications & Public Engagement JOANN MARTIN - Director
    Community Development KENT L. WHITE - Director
    Economic Development and Tourism MARJETTE G. UPSHUR - Director
    Emergency Services MELISSA FOSTER - Director
    Financial Services  DONNA WITT - Chief Financial Officer
    Fire GREG WORMSER - Chief
    Fleet Services CHARLES CRAMER, JR. - Director
    Human Resources MICHELLE JACKSON - Director
    Human Services PRESTON SELLERS -  Director
    Information Technology TOM WILLIAMSON- Interim Director
    Library BEVERLY BLAIR - Director
    Parks & Recreation JENNIFER JONES - Director
    Police RYAN ZUIDEMA - Chief
    Public Works GAYNELLE L. HART - Director
    Water Resources TIMOTHY A. MITCHELL - Director