City Manager's Office

​​​​​​The mission of the City Manager's Office is to provide support and direction for the delivery of quality customer service to Virginia Beach citizens and visitors, City Council, City staff, and others to maintain and nurture a quality community for Virginia Beach.


Patrick A. Duhaney

City Manager
Patrick A. Duhaney joined the City of Virginia Beach as city manager in July, 2020. 

Prior to taking on his new role, he served as city manager of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he had been employed since 2009. While there, Duhaney served in a variety of roles, including contract compliance specialist, chief procurement officer and assistant city manager. 

Before his work in local government, Duhaney served in the U.S. Army on active duty and in reserve capacity from 1999 to 2015 under combat engineer and ordnance commands. He also worked for a community development financial institution in Cincinnati, where he served as a program officer responsible for issuing community development loans, oversaw the local LISC office’s loan portfolio, and worked to bring resources to aid in the redevelopment of Cincinnati neighborhoods. Duhaney has served on numerous boards in Cincinnati pertaining to neighborhood economic development and redevelopment and chaired the City of Cincinnati's Minority/Small/Women Business Enterprise Advisory Board. 

Duhaney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Urban Studies from the Cleveland State University and master’s in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. He is a graduate of the Urban League’s African-American Leadership Development Program. He is also a certified Economic Development Finance Professional and a Certified Public Procurement Buyer issued by the National Institute for Government Procurement (NIGP).

Kenneth L. Chandler

Deputy City Manager

Ken Chandler oversees the Virginia Aquarium, Libraries, Parks & Recreation, Human Services, Housing and Neighborhood Preservation, Public Utilities, and Public Health (liaison). Ken has 30+ years of public service experience in executive management, operations, human development, including two prior CEO appointments with local governments in Virginia, Texas, and the District of Columbia. He holds a Doctor of Strategic Leadership (Regent University), MPA (Old Dominion University), and BA (Morehouse College). Ken is a Credentialed Manager (ICMA), certified Leadership Coach (LCOP), USCG Auxiliary member.

Taylor V. Adams

Deputy City Manager

Taylor oversees Agriculture, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Economic Development and Planning, and Community Development. Taylor has 20+ years of experience in the public and private sectors in business development, lending, sales, procurement, finance administration, and serving as a chief administrative officer of a local government. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University and a Master of Business Administration from Hult International Business School.

Monica Croskey Chaparro

Assistant City Manager

In addition to overseeing a portfolio of strategic initiatives, Monica provides executive oversight to the Cultural Affairs Department, the Office of Performance and Accountability, and the Inclusion and Diversity Council. She serves as the City Manager’s Office liaison to the Virginia Beach Courts, Voter Registration and Elections, and the City Council-appointed Process Improvement Steering Committee. Monica has 15+ years of local government experience having served in leadership roles in the areas of strategic planning, performance management, and budgeting for the city of Raleigh, the city of Durham, and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina. She began her local government career working for the City of Charlotte, NC. Chaparro earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Winthrop University.

Melissa C. Zibutis

Chief of Staff

As the Chief of Staff, Melissa serves as a liaison internally and for nonprofit, private, and public agencies to advance initiatives identified by the City Manager. Melissa oversees three business units in the City Manager's Office to include Constituent Affairs, Volunteer Resources, and Recovery and Resiliency. In addition, she supports the City Manager with the development and implementation of projects, programs, and partnerships in support of City Council priorities and organizational strategic initiatives. Melissa has 15+ years of experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She received a master's degree from Regent University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Tampa.