City Manager


City Manager - Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas
333 W. Locust Street
Covington, VA 24426

Phone: 540-965-6300

Fax: 540-965-6303


Richard Douglas is a graduate of James Madison University with a BS degree in public administration and political science. He has a graduate degree from the University of Virginia in urban planning (Master of Planning).  He has lived in Fairfax, Virginia and in the mid-1990s relocated to coastal Georgia where he served as Regional Planner and later as County Administrator of Long County.  He lived in central North Carolina for eleven years serving as City Manager in Raeford, and Town Manager for Selma and Erwin. Douglas and his wife Andrea met while students at JMU. She has a graduate degree from George Mason University and has over 17 years of experience as an elementary and middle school teacher. They have two children Allison, and Leo.

The City Manager's Administrative Assistant, Becky Nuckols has been a resident of the Covington area most of her life. She previously worked for the Covington City School system in the Hearing Impaired and Special Education Departments from 1994 to 1997 and various retail positions. She received an Auto CAD Career Studies Certificate and the Administrative Assistant Technology Degree from DSLCC.

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Photo (left to right) Richard Douglas, City Manager; Becky Nuckols, Administrative Assistant



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