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Government of Richmond, Virginia

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City Hall in Richmond, Virginia
City Hall in Richmond, Virginia

The government of Richmond, Virginia, headquartered at Richmond City Hall in Downtown, is organized under the Richmond, Virginia Charter and provides for a "strong" mayor-council system.[1] The mayor is elected to a four-year term and is responsible for the administration of city government. The Richmond City Council is a unicameral body consisting of 11 members, each elected from a geographic district, normally for four-year terms. The court system consists of two city courts and three state courts.

Richmond's government employs approximately 4,000 people.[2] The city government being responsible for public education, correctional institutions, public safety, recreational facilities, sanitation, water supply, and welfare services. The city contains nine city council districts.[3]

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Executive branch

The citywide elected officials are:


Position Individual Party Assumed Office
Senior Policy Advisor for Innovation Jon Baliles[4] Democratic January 19, 2017
Senior Policy Advisor for Engagement Lisa Speller-Davis[4] Democratic January 19, 2017
Senior Policy Advisor for Opportunity Thad Williamson[4] Democratic January 19, 2017
Senior Assistant to the Mayor Rushawna Senior Democratic January 19, 2017


The mayor has the power to appoint the directors and administrative leaders of the following city offices and departments:[5][6]

Department Director
Economic and Community Development Lee Downey
Finance John Wack
Fire and Emergency Services Chief Daniels
Human Resources Korita Jones
Human Services Deborah Jackon
Information Technology Charles Todd
Justice Services Rufus Fleming
Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
Planning and Zoning Review
Police Interim Chief William C. Smith
Procurement Services
Public Utilities
Public Works
Social Services Shunda Giles

The following are office leaders of agencies

Office Director
Budget and Strategic Planning
Minority Business Development
Office of the Mayor
Office of the Press Secretary

Legislative branch

  • City Council
    • City Assessor
    • Boards Commissions and Appointees
    • City Attorney's Office
    • City Auditor's Office
    • Clerk's Office
    • Council Chief of Staff
    • Library Board
    • Retirement Office

Judicial branch

  • Adult Drug Court
  • Circuit Court
  • Civil Court
  • Criminal Court
  • Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
  • Manchester Court
  • Special Magistrate
  • Traffic Court

Independent agencies and or partnerships

See also


  1. ^ "Richmond City Charter" (PDF). City of Richmond, Virginia. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "About Us - Richmond, Virginia Human Resources". City of Richmond, Virginia. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Richmond Voter Districts and Council Map" (PDF). City of Richmond, Virginia. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Mayor Levar M. Stoney Announces Administration Appointments". City of Richmond Blog. City of Richmond. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  5. ^ Avellino, Kelly (February 9, 2017). "Richmond Mayor Stoney replaces Fire Chief, several other department heads". WWBT. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "City of Richmond - Organization of the Local Government - 2010-11" (PDF). City of Richmond, Virginia. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

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