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James City County hires General Services Manager


Date: July 30, 2004
Contact: Ruth Richey, JCC Communications
Phone: (757) 253-6864



James City County has named Steven W. Hicks as General Services Manager effective September 1.


"Steve is a creative and talented professional who will further enhance our professional staff capabilities," said County Administrator Sandy Wanner.


Hicks has served as Resident Engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation's Williamsburg office. In James City County, he will head the newly created Department of General Services, which oversees facilities management, fleet maintenance, contract administration, solid waste/recycling and capital projects. The Department has about 60 employees.


"This is an outstanding opportunity to continue to provide customer service at a local level," Hicks said. "I look forward to being part of James City County in this new role to help serve County residents."


At VDOT, Hicks managed a $14 million budget for annual maintenance and a $180 million construction program for the Cities of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and Williamsburg and the Counties of James City and York. He also was responsible for managing land development, emergency operations, and maintaining 1,700 miles of roadway with a workforce of approximately 105 employees as well as managing consultants. He also has worked as the Assistant Resident Engineer in the City of Petersburg, Amelia, and Fairfax counties.


Hicks has a master's degree in urban systems engineering from George Mason University and a bachelor's in urban studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In 2003, he completed the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Management Institute at VCU. In 2001, he graduated from the Transportation Construction Management Institute at Virginia Tech. He is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers.


Hicks and his wife, Kimberlie, live with their two children in Chester. They plan to relocate to James City County.



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