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Doug Walker, Interim County Executive

On February 1, 2017, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors appointed Doug Walker as Interim County Executive. In this role, Doug establishes the long-term vision for Albemarle County and ensures effective and efficient services to county residents. The County Executive provides management oversight and direction for Albemarle County Government departments and agencies, establishes public policy, and is responsible for the development of the county budget.

Walker brings nearly 27 years of direct experience in local government operations in Virginia to his new position. Most recently Mr. Walker served as Albemarle’s Deputy County Executive for Community Services where he supervised operations of the County’s Police, Fire Rescue, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Social Services, and Housing departments, while also serving as a liaison to a wide variety of community agencies and regional organizations.

Prior to his tenure with Albemarle County, Mr. Walker served as County Administrator for Shenandoah County, City Manager for Waynesboro, and in senior local government management positions in Spotsylvania and Southampton Counties that provided full exposure to a wide variety of government services and issues.

Walker has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is active in local government professional organizations including the International City/County Management Association and is a past president of the Virginia Local Government Management Association.

William M. Letteri, Deputy County Executive for Financial and Management Services


In January of 2011, the County of Albemarle named Bill Letteri as its Assistant County Executive for Financial and Management Services. Bill assumed the position vacated by Tom Foley following his appointment to County Executive and oversees the County’s Finance, Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities Development and General Services departments.

Bill has served as the County’s Director of Facilities Development since 2007 following leadership positions with the cities of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Charlottesville, Virginia, among other positions.

As the County’s first Director of Facilities Development, Bill was responsible for establishing that office including the development of goals, mission, standard operating procedures and roles and responsibilities of staff. His responsibilities also included planning and implementation of the County’s Capital Improvement program, including government, transportation and school projects and overall leadership of CIP financial planning and project review processes.

Prior to his employment with Albemarle County, Bill served for two years as Director of Public Works for Chapel Hill, NC, where he provided direction and oversight for multiple Public Works divisions, including Facilities Management, Capital Improvements, Environment and Sustainability, Solid Waste Services, Landscaping, Streets and Sidewalks, Fleet Management and Stormwater.

Bill was employed by the City of Charlottesville, VA, from 1992 – 2004 as the Chief of Facilities and Administration where he provided broad based senior leadership for Public Works and Municipal operations, including: policy, personnel, finance/budget, city planning, economic development, public school facility and maintenance operations, courts, libraries, parks, transit operations, parking garage operations, streets and sidewalks maintenance, refuse collection and capital improvements.

His previous experience includes serving as the Chief Financial Officer for REA Development and as President of Letteri Brothers general contracting firm, both in Charlottesville. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance and Administration from James Madison University.

Lee Catlin, Assistant County Executive for Community Relations


Lee Catlin has worked for Albemarle County since 1992, most recently as the Assistant County Executive for Community Relations. In this role she oversees media relations, community engagement, economic development and tourism. Ms. Catlin works closely with other senior County leaders on developing and implementing major policy directions for Albemarle with a particular focus on strategic communication and engagement plans that build partnerships with citizens and regional stakeholders. 

Lee is responsible for having established the County's Office of Community and Business Partnerships to coordinate and lead the County's economic and business development efforts. She oversees that office while also directing a comprehensive community relations and public information / media relations program for the entire Albemarle County local goverment.

Ms. Catlin is on the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau and actively promotes the area to tourists and prospective businesses on a daily basis. She is a member of the Virginia Economic Developers Association and is on the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council.

Lee is a graduate of the University of Virginia with Bachelors Degrees in English and Speech Communication.

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