Dumfries Town Council appointed a new town manager Tuesday.
Keith C. Rogers Jr. served for the last decade in various executive roles in the city of Richmond, including chief of staff and chief administrative officer, according to a Dumfries news release.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the town of Dumfries and excited to become a part of positive change and the excitement that’s currently happening within the town. I am looking forward to working with the town council, staff and the community to move us closer to our 2030 vision” Rogers said.
During his time in Richmond, Rogers managed multiple major projects and initiatives, including the Maggie L. Walker public art project, the U.S. Department of Transportation Ladders of Opportunity bus rapid transit study, the administration of Richmond’s $25 million Community Partner Grant program, and the expansion of the city’s residential recycling program.
Rogers also led Richmond’s implementation of performance based budgeting, open data and other city-wide initiatives, as well as proactively mitigating environmental codes and compliance issues.
“As a Council we took our time to ensure that Keith’s experience and values would help us to continue to develop the town of Dumfries into a community where businesses want to locate, and families want to live, work and play,” Mayor Derrick Wood said.
Rogers holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a past adjunct professor in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Political Science program at VCU.