Virginia Beach appoints new deputy city manager

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Ron Williams has been appointed Deputy City Manager for Economic Vitality. (Photo courtesy of the City of Virginia Beach)

Ron Williams has been appointed Deputy City Manager for Economic Vitality. (Photo courtesy of the City of Virginia Beach)

A Norfolk deputy city manager will be moving to Virginia Beach soon to fill a similar position.

Ron Williams has been appointed Deputy City Manager for Economic Vitality, City Manager Dave Hansen announced today.

Williams was not immediately available for comment.

He’ll be filling a vacancy left by Doug Smith, who recently left his position in Virginia Beach to begin a new firm, The Doug Smith Group, which is scheduled to open in mid-September. Smith worked for the City of Virginia Beach for two years.

In his position as deputy city manager in the City of Norfolk, Williams manages planning and infrastructure. He’s held that position since 2012. Some projects he directed include the consolidated courthouse complex, Slover Library and Simon Premium Outlets, according to a news release.

In his position with the City of Virginia Beach, Williams will oversee the departments of Planning and Neighborhood Development, Housing and Neighborhood Preservation, Agriculture, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cultural Affairs Office, Economic Development and the Aquarium and Museums.

According to the city’s job description, the position will pay from $126,445.68 to $194,132.40 annually, based on experience.

Williams was born in Norfolk and raised in Suffolk. He has a degree in history from the Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from Regent University School of Business.

According to a bio on the City of Norfolk‘s website, Williams surfs, skateboards and stand up paddle-boards in his free time. His first day will be Nov. 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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