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James City County names Community Services Manager

Date: December 29, 2005
Contact: Ruth Richey, Acting Communications Director

Phone:   (757) 253-6864


James City County Administrator Sandy Wanner has named Doug Powell as Community Services Manager effective Jan. 1.


"Doug is a highly qualified manager who has the leadership skills and experience to guide this department," Wanner said. "Doug's strong abilities and vision will help the County continue to provide high quality services to citizens." Community Services provides oversight for Social Services, Youth Services, Housing and Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Neighborhood Connections, Colonial Community Corrections, Williamsburg Area Transport and Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Powell has served as Acting Manager since March following the gubernatorial appointment of then-Community Services Manager Anthony Conyers as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services. Powell had served as Community Services Assistant Manager since 1995. In 2003, Powell also served as Assistant County Administrator through a six month temporary assignment through the County's succession management program.


Powell joined the County after serving as Nelson County Administrator from 1994-1995. He served as Nelson's Assistant Administrator in 1993. From 1991 to 1993, he was Fluvanna County's Assistant to the County Administrator.


Powell has a master's in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor's degree in government from the College of William and Mary. Powell and his wife, Kristen, live with their two daughters.


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