City Manager – Chesapeake, VA

Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2019

Position Summary

Chesapeake, VA (population 245,000) Chesapeake is a strategically located, growing independent City in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Chesapeake is seeking highly collaborative leaders ideally with experience in leading and managing large, complex local government operations as candidates for its next City Manager. 

  • Chesapeake is governed by the Council Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and an eight member City Council. The City Manager is responsible for the appointment of all department heads and the development and administration of the $1.1 billion annual budget of which approximately one half is the school budget. Chesapeake is a full service City with approximately 3500 full time employees.
  • Chesapeake is embarking on its comprehensive planning process later this year.  This is an inclusive process that will continue Chesapeake’s path toward well planned growth and balancing the City’s rural agricultural heritage with its goal of being a City where people can live, work and raise their families.


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in public policy, planning, business administration or related field. Candidates are expected to have master’s degree in public administration or business administration or related field along with ten years increasingly responsible executive level experience preferably in leading large, complex local government operations. A combination of experience and education may be substituted for a master’s degree. Candidates must be highly collaborative, problem solving leaders with a communicative, team-oriented management style.  Starting salary is $250,000 +/- DOQ. Residency in the City of Chesapeake is very strongly desired.

How to Apply

Apply online at by June 17, 2019 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHR USA. Contact Heidi Voorhees at or at 847-380-3243 with any questions about this opportunity.

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