Laura Fitzpatrick was appointed Chesapeake Deputy City Manager on December 11, 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas. She is a Credentialed Manager since 2011 (ICMA-CM) through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and is a graduate of the Leadership-ICMA Class of 2009.
Prior to joining the Chesapeake team, Ms. Fitzpatrick served as an Assistant City Manager in Hampton, Virginia for three years where she oversaw departments responsible for leisure services and internal services as well as the 311 citizen contact center. Before coming to Hampton, Ms. Fitzpatrick served seven years as an Assistant City Manager with the City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a rapidly growing suburb of Albuquerque. Additionally, Ms. Fitzpatrick has served as a Deputy City Manager in Manassas Park, Virginia and Assistant to the City Manager in Troy, Michigan.
Ms. Fitzpatrick has a broad generalist background having worked with all services of city government. She has extensive experience in communicating the work of city government to various audiences, collaborating with departments to get results, and working with a variety of citizen boards and committees.
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