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Thomas C. Foley Named Stafford County Administrator

By Susan Larson. Photo provided by Stafford County.

Thomas C. Foley has been appointed Stafford County Administrator. Foley comes to Stafford from serving as County Executive of Albemarle County, Virginia.

Foley will replace Interim County Administrator C. Douglas Barnes on February 1, 2017. Barnes filled the position in August, when Anthony Romanello left Stafford to became deputy county manager in Henrico County.

“We think Tom Foley is the perfect fit for moving forward with the board’s vision during this very dynamic time in Stafford County,” said Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Bob Thomas, George Washington District. “We are confident that his budgeting acumen, his emphasis on developing employees, and his ability to implement strategic plans are strengths that will fully optimize Stafford’s full potential.”

During his tenure in Albemarle County, the locale received its third ‘AAA’ bond rating. Foley also led efforts to better organize the county government, to develop a combination career/volunteer fire department, and to consolidate the shared services between schools and county government. Shared services between schools and county government is also a high priority for Stafford’s Board, Thomas said.

Foley was appointed County Executive in Albemarle County in 2011. Before that, he served as assistant county executive for two years. He also served as county administrator in both Caroline and Cumberland counties. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marshall University.

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