City Manager

Patrick Roberts


Patrick Roberts was appointed as City Manager in June 2023.

He has worked in local government for more than two decades. In the years since coming to Norfolk, Mr. Roberts served as a Deputy City Manager overseeing Operations, which includes public works, utilities, transportation, resilience and planning. Prior to joining the City of Norfolk, Mr. Roberts served as the City Manager of Suffolk from 2015 – 2020, and held roles with multiple regional partnerships including the Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA), Southside Network Authority and Planning District Commission.

During his career in Suffolk, Mr. Roberts also served as Deputy City Manager overseeing Operations, Development and major capital projects from June 2008 – May 2015. Prior to working in Suffolk, he was the Senior Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Richmond in the office of then Mayor, L. Douglas Wilder.

Mr. Roberts began his public service career in Richmond. He was a longtime member of the Virginia Building Code Officials Association and the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA). He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and received a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Roberts and his wife Kate have two children.