Douglas L. Smith (president and CEO of Kaufman & Canoles Consulting ) has been named deputy city manager for the city of Virginia Beach, effective June 1, 2014. He replaces Steve Herbert, (retired on Nov. 1, 2013) and will report to City Manager Jim Spore.
Douglas will now supervise the following departments: Agriculture, Cultural Affairs, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Economic Development, Housing and Neighborhood Preservation, Museums, Planning and Strategic Growth Areas.
The extensive experience of Douglas in public and private sector will be handy in managing and improving the city facilities. Since 2003, at Kaufman & Canoles Consulting, he has counseled national and local developers, municipalities, higher education institutions and corporations.
“I welcome Doug to the city’s senior management team,” said Jim Spore. “Increasingly, local government must partner with the community and private sector to achieve the city’s vision, and Doug’s expertise in public-private development solutions and infrastructure development strategies will be an invaluable asset as Virginia Beach moves forward.”
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