City Manager

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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.
William Patrick Pate has served as City Manager for the City of Manassas since October 2013.  In his role as city manager he is responsible for an operating budget of $328 million and a capital budget of $205 million providing all aspects of local government service delivery.  This includes water, sewer and electric utilities, police, fire, rescue, public works, engineering, social services, a regional airport, economic development, planning, community development and staff services.  He has made the City of Manassas his home and is working to create a Manassas with a sense of place, a sense of community and a sense of opportunity.

Prior to his appointment as city manager, Pate served as assistant city manager of the City of High Point, N.C., since 1999. Before becoming assistant manager, Pate served as the budget and evaluation director for the City of Greensboro, N.C.


  • Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Religion, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Masters Degree, Public Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Career Highlights

  • International City Management Association Credentialed Manager
  • Past-president, Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada
  • Adjunct Faculty member and lecturer. 

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