Effective August 1, 2011, Cindy became the Deputy City Manager. In her position, Cindy reports directly to the City Manager and supervises the following departments: Human Resources, Human Services, Libraries, Parks and Recreation and Public Health. She also oversees the following divisions within the City Manager's Office: the Media and Communications Group, the Office of Volunteer Resources and the Organization Development Office.
Cindy has served as the Director of Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation since 2003, and brings over 28 years of experience to the City. Before coming to Virginia Beach, Cindy served as Deputy Director for the City of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities; as Enterprise Director for the Prince William County Park Authority; and as Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Bedford. In 1999, she served as president of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS). In 2008, she received the VRPS Fellows Award, which recognizes her career’s body of work and contributions to the profession. The Fellows Award is the highest honor granted by the organization. Cindy is also on the Board of Regents of NRPA’s Revenue Development and Management School.
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Davidson College in North Carolina. She studied urban and regional planning at the graduate level at Virginia Tech, where her emphasis was on open space and park master planning and design. She resides in the Princess Anne area of Virginia Beach.