City Manager's Office

City Manager
William Patrick Pate

The Manassas City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council to be the chief administrative officer of the city. The city manager carries out the policy directives of the City Council and manages the daily operations of government. The City Manager oversees the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets and other reports as may be required for submission to the City Council.

About William Patrick Pate
W. Patrick Pate City Manager
Bryan Foster

Deputy City Manager
Bryan Foster

The Deputy City Manager provides leadership and management to the City’s operating departments including the Manassas Regional Airport, Public Works, Utilities, Electric, Water, Sewer, Stormwater Management, Fleet Management, Street Maintenance, Building Maintenance, Customer Service, Engineering, Metering, Operations, and Buildings and Grounds Maintenance. The Deputy City Manager works with the City Manager to carry out policy directives of the City Council and will serve as Acting City Manager when the City Manager is away.

About Bryan Foster

City Clerk

Lee Ann Henderson

As City Clerk, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates, the activities and operations of the City Clerk’s Office including preparing and recording the activities and decisions of the City Council and codification and maintenance of official City records. Provides confidential and complex administrative support to the City Manager and City Council.

About Lee Ann Henderson

Lee Ann Henderson
Patty Prince Communications Manager

Communications Manager 
Patty Prince

The Communications Manager for the City of Manassas is hired by the city manager to enhance the city’s communications goals by providing transparency, and accurate and timely information for City residents, providing accurate and timely information to the media and keeping City employees informed.

About Patty Prince

Human Resources Director
Darla Hicks

The Human Resources Division is responsible for recruiting a qualified and diverse workforce, retaining the City workforce through a responsive, and interactive employee relations program and administering the City’s employee benefits program. The Risk Management Division also falls under the City of Manassas Human Resources Department.

About Darla Hicks
Darla Hicks HR Director
Linda Hawley

Communications Coordinator
Linda Hawley

The Communications Coordinator supports the Communications Manager by performing technical assistance with the website, employee communications, and external communications to keep City residents and City employees informed.

Kristina Wilber

Executive Assistant
Kristina Wilber

The Executive Assistant supports the City Manager with scheduling, correspondence and meeting preparation. The Executive Assistant also manages the operations of the City Manager’s Office, including serving as the primary point of contact for constituents on matters pertaining to the City Manager’s Office. 

Heidi Baumstark

Administrative Assistant to Economic Development
Heidi Baumstark

The City’s Economic Development Department provides prospective and existing businesses with information and helpful resources to start, locate and expand. As Administrative Assistant, Heidi supports all aspects of the Department, including setting up Manassas Business Council (MBC) and Economic Development Authority (EDA) meetings. For new or existing businesses, the department provides information on incentives and possible state grant funding. For more information, visit