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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Chesterfield Names New Deputy County Administrator

Clay Bowles

County Administration

Dec. 1, 2021

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield County today announced Clay Bowles as its new deputy county administrator for community operations. Bowles currently serves as the county’s director of general services. The Board of Supervisors is expected to appoint him at its Dec. 15 meeting, and he will then begin his new role effective immediately.

Bowles, who has been with Chesterfield for 21 years, comes to his new position after serving the past five years as the Director of General Services. 

Prior to that, Bowles was the assistant director of that department as well as the chief of administration for the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office from April 1999 to October 2014. In his new position, Bowles will lead the community operations division, which includes the departments of general services, information technology, parks and recreation, libraries, and risk management. He will also serve as the liaison to the offices of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and Sheriff’s Office. 

“We are extremely excited to bring Clay on as our new deputy county administrator,” said Dr. Joe Casey, County Administrator. “He’s got more than two decades of experience, all right here in Chesterfield, and he understands what it takes for us to succeed and serve our citizens well. From his time with General Services, he has a proven track record of working well with so many. We are very confident in his ability to lead our community operations team and we congratulate him on this new role.”

Bowles holds a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College and a master’s degree in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

“I am humbled and honored to have been selected as deputy county administrator,” said Bowles, “and want to thank the Board of Supervisors and Dr. Casey for their confidence in me. I look forward to leading the community operations team in the ongoing provision of quality services to the citizens of Chesterfield County.”

Bowles takes over for Scott Zaremba, who retired as of Dec. 1. The national search to hire a new Director of General Services will begin soon.

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