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).

David A. Bradley

Deputy City Manager for Infrastructure

David Bradley oversees the Departments of Public Works, Public Utilities, Information Technology, Budget and Management Services, and Finance. David started his career with the City on September 1, 1988; most recently as the Director of the Department of Budget and Management Services.  While the majority of his career has been with the Department of Budget and Management Services, David has served as the Finance Officer for the Department of Public Utilities, Administrative Services Manager for the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Interim Director for the Department of Economic Development.

David graduated from Manteo High School in North Carolina.  He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and MBA from East Carolina University.

Kenneth L. Chandler

Deputy City Manager

Ken Chandler has 27 years of executive level public sector experience in diverse communities including Richmond, Arlington County, Dallas, TX, Portsmouth and, most recently, the District of Columbia.  He oversees the departments of Human Services, Libraries, Parks & Recreation, Human Resources, Public Health and Aquarium & Historic Houses as well as the offices of STiR and ​Volunteer Resources.

Ken earned a Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University, a Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University and a BA from Morehouse College. He is an International City Manager's Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager and is a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Steven R. Cover

Deputy City Manager

Steve Cover serves as the Deputy City Manager of Public Safety, overseeing the Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Communications & Citizen Services departments in addition to the Office of Emergency Management. 

Prior to becoming a Deputy City Manager, Steve held the position of Fire Chief with the Virginia Beach Fire Department where he served for over 39 years.  He began his career as a Junior Volunteer Firefighter at the age of sixteen.  He was the first Fire Chief that held every rank in the department, operating in many roles throughout his career.  He was an original member of the Tidewater Regional Technical Rescue Team, the Virginia Beach Technical Rescue Program and the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team.  He has deployed on many disasters across the U.S. including the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Pentagon on 9-11 and several major hurricanes.  He has been very active in the Fire Service community at the local, regional, state and federal levels.

A life-long resident of Virginia Beach, Steve graduated from First Colonial High School.  He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Administration from Hampton University.  He has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy, the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Executive Leadership Program in Homeland Defense at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Ronald H. Williams, Jr.

Deputy City Manager

Ron oversees the departments of Agriculture, ​Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cultural Affairs Office, Economic Development, Housing & Neighborhood Preservation, and Planning & Community Development.

Ron served as Norfolk's Deputy City Manager directing major capital projects and public-private partnerships such as the Slover Library, the $146 million hotel and conference center, the Norfolk Premium Outlets, and the Norfolk Amtrak Station.

Prior to becoming their Deputy City Manager, Ron held many other positions in the City of Norfolk, gaining experience to lead him to where he is today.  He was their Director of Budget Management & Grants, the Special Assistant to the City Manager, Acting Grants Director, and Director of Intergovernmental Relations.

He was awarded the 2016 Julian F. Hirst Award for Distinguished Service from the American Society for Public Administration–Hampton Roads Chapter.

​Ron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the Virginia Military Institute and has a master's degree in Business Administration from Regent University.