Doug Walker has been the Deputy County Executive for Albemarle County since April 2013. In his role, Doug provides leadership and management support for a variety of functional areas within the community services portfolio including police, fire/rescue, social services, economic development, housing, land use planning, zoning, engineering, GIS, and building code compliance.  He also serves the County as liaison for many local, regional and state agencies and non-profit organizations that provide direct programs and services to Albemarle County residents. 

Doug is a long-serving, well-established professional local government manager with over 30 years of combined experience in five different Virginia localities.  Prior to coming to Albemarle, he served as Assistant to the County Administrator in Southampton County; Deputy County Administrator in Spotsylvania County; City Manager in Waynesboro; and County Administrator in Shenandoah County.    

Doug has a BA from Appalachian State University and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He is a past president of the Virginia Local Government Management Association and member of the International City/County Management Association.