Patrick Duhaney

Duhaney is the city manager for Virginia Beach, Virginia.

GoldenGov: City Executive of the Year

Virginia Beach City Manager Patrick Duhaney spearheaded a new wave of data-driven leadership with the introduction of an enterprise-wide, performance-based program. Since assuming the executive role in 2020, Duhaney streamlined organizational structure and enhanced operational efficiency to better align departmental initiatives with City Council goals. He continues to demonstrate a fervent commitment to thoughtful decision-making that is rooted in sound data-driven principles which elevate service delivery and resident experience. Duhaney’s focus on garnering results for Virginia Beach constituents has reinforced the city’s position as an award-winning high-performance organization. His strategic approach empowers city departments to determine their own KPIs, develop a roadmap toward business success and design experiences for the benefit of employees and citizens.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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