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Office of the City Manager

John L. Rowe, Jr.

John L. Rowe, Jr.
City Manager
Phone: (757) 393-8641

A native of Portsmouth, Virginia and former Deputy City Manager, Mr. Rowe has over 30 years of experience managing Virginia cities. He has previously served as manager in Suffolk, Poquoson, Clifton Forge, Emporia, and Windsor. As the new City Manager, Mr. Rowe will focus on the City's finances and economic development.

He is married to Carol Evangelo Rowe and they reside in Portsmouth.




Coffee Talk with the City Manager

Portsmouth citizens are invited to join the City Manager in an open conversation
to share ideas, ask questions and learn more about their City.

Tuesday, July 29 • 7 - 8:30 a.m. • Station: 3 • 4001 River Shore Rd.
Thursday, July 31 • 7 - 8:30 a.m. • Station: 1 • 1601 Effingham Street





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