City Manager's Office

The City of Williamsburg operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Under this system, the City Manager is comparable to a corporation's Chief Executive Officer, serving at the pleasure of City Council.

City Council hired Andrew O. Trivette as city manager in November 2018, previously serving as Williamsburg's assistant city manager for two years. Trivette is responsible for implementing the policies and directives of City Council. In August 2021, Michele Mixner DeWitt became the assistant city manager after 16 years as the City's Economic Development Director.

The City Manager’s Office is like the nerve center of the city government, where coordination occurs and schedules are maintained. The office includes:

  • Sandi Filicko, Executive Assistant to the City Manager / Clerk of Council, 757-220-6101
    Handles special projects and manages the City's special event permitting process; Arranges, advertises and staffs the City Council meetings; Maintains official City Council records, such as meeting minutes.
  • Dawn Hicks, Director of Human Resources, 757-220-6105
    Administers the City's benefits programs and maintains the City's personnel policy.
  • Sarah Jones,  Administrative Assistant, 757-220-6100
    Handles office management for the City Manager's Office; Assists with Human Resources efforts.
  • Nicole Trifone, Public Information Officer, 757-220-6197
    Serves as the City's chief communicator; handles news releases, social media, and special projects.