Walker to retire as Albemarle’s Deputy County Executive

There’s a top opening in the executive leadership in Albemarle County. Deputy County Executive Doug Walker has announced he will retire effective August 1. 

“Our organization has been so fortunate to have Doug for the final ten years of his career,” said County Executive Jeffrey Richardson in a press release. “His ability to adjust on the fly in almost any situation, with a focus on true organizational and community problem-solving and improvement, is rare.”

Walker began work for Albemarle County in 2013 after having served as county administrator in Shenandoah County. He has also been city manager in Waynesboro. 

Walker started in Albemarle as the Assistant County Executive for Community Services and also filled in for several months as the interim County Executive after Tom Foley stepped down in early 2017. 

A search for a successor will begin in the coming weeks. 

A list of some of Walker’s achievements according to a press release (Credit: Albemarle County)

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