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City Council Appoints New City Manager

Post Date:11/29/2018 10:33 PM

Following the State of the City address on November 29, 2018, the Williamsburg City Council appointed Andrew O. Trivette as the City’s new City Manager, effective November 30, 2018.

Mr. Trivette was hired in November 2016 as the Assistant City Manager. Among his responsibilities, he coordinated the City’s Legislative Agenda and served as staff liaison to the General Assembly, he coordinated the city’s parking plan implementation and served as the lead staff for the food truck work group. When the City Council Clerk retired in January 2018, Trivette temporarily filled the position. Trivette was appointed Interim City Manager in May, 2018.

A native of Chilhowie, Virginia, he holds an associate’s degree from Virginia Highlands Community College where he was honored to receive the distinguished alumni award.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Virginia. His government service began in 2000 as a GIS Specialist in Albemarle County, Virginia. In 2003 he found a more challenging opportunity in Monroe County, Florida where he began as a Senior Planning Technician and worked his way up through several positions to Growth Management Division Director. He moved to Bristol, Virginia where he began as the City’s Community Development Director in 2009, was subsequently named the Executive Director of the Industrial Development Authority, and was named Assistant City Manager in 2012.

Mr. Trivette is certified through the American Institute of Certified Planners (IACP) and received a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management from Virginia Tech. He is an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) credentialed manager and Association member. He is a member of the American Planning Association (APA). He is a 2013 graduate of the Senior Executive Institute conducted by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.  He completed the ICMA affiliated Williamsburg Leadership Institute led by former Williamsburg City Manager, Jack Tuttle, in 2017.  

“During his time as Assistant City Manager and Interim City Manager, Mr. Trivette has served this community extremely well,” said Mayor Paul Freiling. “His intelligence, insight, and approachability have impressed many Williamsburg residents, who have in turn expressed their support of him to City Council. Even so, it was Council’s responsibility to look for the absolute best person to fill such a critical position. Through the comprehensive application, interview, and skills-test processes that were undertaken, Mr. Trivette distinguished himself, not only as an eminently capable candidate with exceptional knowledge, skills, and abilities, but also one who is a great fit for our community. City Council is pleased that he has accepted the job, and we look forward to working with him in the years to come.” As City Manager, Mr. Trivette will receive a salary of $152,000.

Trivette said “Being selected as the City Manager of Williamsburg is both an honor and a privilege. I am particularly grateful to work with a knowledgeable and talented City staff that is so committed to serving this community. I thank the City Council for the opportunity to serve in this capacity and I look forward to building relationships and working together with the community to fulfill the City’s vision.”

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