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City Manager

City Manager Eric D. Campbell

Eric D. Campbell began his appointment as City Manager for the City of Harrisonburg on January 16, 2018.  Prior to his appointment he served as an Assistant City Manager in Dallas, Texas, and Charlotte, North Carolina, respectively.  Mr. Campbell spent the first 20 years of his career in various positions in Virginia local government, ultimately serving as Deputy City Manager in Portsmouth, Virginia, and Assistant City Manager in Petersburg, Virginia.

He graduated from Hampton University with a B.A. in Psychology, received his Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, attended the Senior Executive Institute at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service (UVA), and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2010.  He currently holds the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager designation.

Mr. Campbell is an active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA).  He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Virginia Local Government Management Association and Virginia First Cities.  He was appointed by Governor Ralph S. Northam to serve a three-year term on the State Executive Council for Children Services.  Additionally, Mr. Campbell serves on several boards and commissions in the community. 

A native of Richmond, Virginia, he enjoys live music, spending time with friends and reading.