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.