STAUNTON — The City of Staunton has named its new assistant manager and she will begin her new role on Tuesday, Feb. 21, according to a press release.
“I am very honored by the opportunity to serve the Staunton community and am thrilled to join the City of Staunton team,” said Amanda Kaufman.
Kaufman most recently served as Deputy County Administrator in Bedford County, where she provided oversight, guidance and direction to numerous county departments, including social services, parks and recreation, human resources, information technology, tourism, public information and a nursing home, the release said.
“I am thrilled to have Amanda join our team at the City of Staunton. Her wealth of experience will be invaluable given the opportunities and challenges facing our city,” City of Staunton manager Leslie Beauregard said in the release.
Beauregard was the previous assistant manager before becoming an interim and then manager. The assistant city manager position had been open since January 2022, according to Morgan Smith, executive assistant for the city manager’s office.
Prior to his employment in Bedford County, Kaufman worked in Marion, Iowa, for nearly eight years, first as an assistant city manager and then as a deputy city manager.
Prior to working in Iowa, she was a member of local government management through the International City County Management Association (ICMA) in Olathe, Kansas.
Kaufman holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration and political science from Winona State University in Minnesota and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina, the release said.
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