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Jeff Richardson, County Executive

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors appointed Jeff Richardson as County Executive, effective November 6, 2017. In this role, Jeff establishes the long-term vision for Albemarle County and ensures effective and efficient services to county residents. The County Executive provides management oversight and direction for Albemarle County Government departments and agencies, establishes public policy, and is responsible for the development of the county budget.

Jeff has 27 years of local government experience including 17 years in senior management, most recently serving as County Manager for Cleveland County, NC, since 2013. He also served 12 years as Deputy City Manager for the City of Asheville, NC. Jeff is a credentialed manager with the International City/County Management Association.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a 2003 graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia.


Doug Walker, Deputy County Executive for Community Services

Deputy County Executive Walker oversees the Departments of Police, Fire Rescue, Human Resources, Community Development and Parks & Recreations. He also plays a key role in policy development; ensuring and valuing excellence in public service that County staff gives to the community; fostering partnerships with our residents, businesses, and community leaders; preparing the annual budget; and managing strategic planning and performance management. Doug serves on several regional boards and commissions including the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail Authority; Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Commission; Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Emergency Communications Center; and as a liaison to other area public service organizations such as the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Health Department and SPCA.

Doug is a professional local government manager with nearly 30 years of combined experience in several communities throughout Virginia including his most recent position as County Administrator in Shenandoah County. He also served previously as the City Manager of Waynesboro and as Deputy County Administrator in Spotsylvania County. He is a past-president of the Virginia Local Government Management Association and member of the International City County Management Association.

Doug has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is active in local government professional organizations including the International City/County Management Association and is a past president of the Virginia Local Government Management Association.


William M. Letteri, Deputy County Executive for Financial and Management Services

 As a Deputy County Executive, Bill oversees the Departments of Finance, Information Technology, Facilities and Environmental Services, Social Services and Housing. Additionally, he plays a key role in policy development; ensuring and valuing excellence in public service that County staff gives to the community; fostering partnerships with our residents businesses and community leaders; preparing the annual budget; and managing strategic planning and performance management. Bill also serves as the Board of Supervisors’ official liaison to the Social Services Advisory Board, Pre-K Oversight Team; Pre-K Task Force; and Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT), Constitutional Officers and County Schools.

Bill has over 24 years of experience in local government. Prior to his employment with Albemarle County, Bill served for 12 years with the City of Charlottesville as Chief of Facilities and Public Works Administration and two years as Director of Public Works for Chapel Hill, NC, where he provided direction and oversight for multiple Public Works divisions, including Facilities Management, Capital Improvements, Environment and Sustainability, Solid Waste Services, Landscaping, Streets and Sidewalks, Fleet Management and Stormwater.

His previous experience includes serving as the Chief Financial Officer for REA Development and as President of Letteri Brothers general contracting firm, both in Charlottesville. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance and Administration from James Madison University.


 
 
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