He appointed Amy Snyder as acting deputy city manager for Harrisonburg

Amy Snyder

Acting Deputy City Manager Amy Snyder, who has led many important community initiatives since joining the organization in 2019, has been appointed as the Harrisonburg Assistant City Manager.

The announcement, effective immediately, positions Snyder as a key advisor to City Manager Andy Banks, who previously served as deputy city manager from 2017 until his recent appointment as city manager.

Snyder currently oversees the Homeless Services Center project, the Language Access Plan, the Civic and Community Organizations Grant Program, and ongoing American Rescue Plan law efforts; He was instrumental in the comprehensive housing appraisal and market study project; He is the city representative on the Harrisonburg Welcome Council.

For Banks, choosing an individual dedicated to moving the city’s mission forward was an easy decision.

“Amy has been an integral part of every project the city has worked on since arriving in the city manager’s office,” Banks said. “Her professionalism, experience in important political work, and drive to be an active leader in our community from day one has shown everyone who works with her how valuable she is to our organization and to a friendly city.”

As Deputy City Manager, Snyder will be responsible for, among other duties, the following:

  • Assist in directing, monitoring and evaluating city operations.
  • Preparing operating budget and capital improvement budget.
  • Representing the city in various councils and committees.
  • Serve as a liaison between the City Manager, heads of operating departments, and various councils, committees, and agencies.
  • Served as Deputy Director of Emergency Services.

It’s a responsibility you’re eager to embrace.

“I am honored that the city manager has assigned me to be the acting deputy city manager,” Snyder said. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside our talented executive leadership team to serve the Harrisonburg community and support our dedicated City employees.”

Prior to joining the city, Snyder served as a Policy Analyst for the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, Ga., and was the Local Government Department Fellow of the International City/County Management Association in Smyrna, Ga. Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is a member of ICMA and the Virginia Local Government Management Association.

The city expects to move forward with the search for the deputy city manager position in the spring of 2023.

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