Mary T. Price
Interim City Manager
Mary T. Price began service as the City of Winchester's Interim City Manager on March 17, 2020. Former City Manager Eden E. Freeman accepted a Deputy City Manager position in Greenville, SC to be closer to family.
Ms. Price served in various roles with the County of Shenandoah, Virginia beginning in 1997, and ending with her retirement in April 2019 as the County Administrator. From 1978 to 1997, Ms. Price served the Town of Strasburg, VA as the Town Clerk and Director of Finance. Most recently, Ms. Price assisted the Clarke County Board of Supervisors with the selection process for their vacant County Administrator position.
While serving as the Shenandoah County Administrator, Ms. Price managed county operations including Fire and Rescue, 911 Emergency Communications, Building Inspections, Zoning and Subdivision, Solid Waste Management, Parks and Recreation, and the Animal Shelter. She also was responsible for preparing the annual budget of over $65M. While serving as Assistant County Administrator with Shenandoah County, Ms. Price was responsible for human resource management as well as serving as the Public Information Officer.
Some notable accomplishments during her service in Shenandoah County include:
- Created recycling program in county departments.
- Served as Public Information Officer for various emergencies including two tornados, two major hurricanes and other storms.
- Participated on the Personnel Policy Review Committee that was completed and became effective January 1, 2013.
- Provided oversight of the District Courts and Health and Human Services building projects.
Ms. Price holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Management and Organizational Development from Eastern Mennonite University.
The City has a dedicated team of professional and friendly staff members who strive to provide top-notch and outstanding customer service at all times.
City Manager Presentations
Ms. Freeman often provided presentations to the community about the past, present and future of the City of Winchester.
Week In Review Reports
The City Manager distributes a recap of the City's previous week activities and accomplishments every Monday.
Since 2013, the City has used a robust strategic planning process to identify ways to improve the overall community and service delivery. On December 8, 2015, Council adopted the City's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan to outline priorities, objectives, strategies, actions and targets to accomplish over the next five years.
Event Attendance Request
Interested in requesting that the City Manager attend or speak at your event? Submit the Event Attendance Request Form and someone with the City Manager's Office will contact you about your request. Please submit your request at least 30 days in advance.
Filming & Professional Photography Request
The City welcomes groups and organizations wishing to film and set up photo shoots in Winchester. Use of public property for these activities require a Special Event Permit and Certificate of Insurance.