The City Manager is appointed by City Council to manage all City departments and the day-to-day operations of the City of Staunton. It is also the duty of the City Manager to develop an annual City budget to present to City Council for review and adoption each year. The City Manager’s office includes a Deputy City Manager, Administrative Assistant and Communications Manager.

Stephen F. Owen, City Manager

 Owen_forwebStephen Owen was appointed by City Council in March 2007 as Staunton’s 15th City Manager. He had previously served as Town Manager in Herndon, County Administrator of Powhatan, Assistant County Administrator of Frederick, Assistant Town Manager of Leesburg, Town Manager of Berryville and Town Clerk and Treasurer of Wakefield. He is a member of the Staunton Rotary Club, the Staunton Salvation Army Advisory Board, the International City/County Management Association, and past president of the Virginia Local Government Management Association.

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 Steven L. Rosenberg, Deputy City Manager

Rosenberg_forwebSteven Rosenberg joined the City of Staunton on May 1, 2013. After several years in the private practice of law, Mr. Rosenberg entered the public sector. He has held positions with a series of local and state government entities, including Augusta County, where he served as County Attorney, the City of Alexandria and the University of Virginia. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association, the Virginia Local Government Management Association and Local Government Attorneys of Virginia.

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The City of Staunton does not discriminate and prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, military or veteran status or on any unlawful basis. Read the City's full Nondiscrimination Statement.