Norfolk names Deputy City Manager
Norfolk has named a Richmond economic development official as its deputy city manager, effective Nov. 3. Peter Chapman currently is Richmond’s deputy chief administrative officer for economic development and planning. In Norfolk, he will oversee a development portfolio that includes economic development, workforce development, the city's economic development authority, and he will serve as liaison to the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Chapman has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, public housing and urban revitalization. He has served as Richmond’s deputy chief administrative officer since 2009, where he’s been responsible for a $600 million public housing transformation initiative, the redevelopment of several downtown arts district venues and the relocation of a regional transportation center.
Before taking the position in Richmond, Chapman worked in Denver, primarily as an economic development policy director. In that role, he oversaw a portfolio of eight economic and community development agencies with a cumulative annual budget of $150 million.