Winchester City Manager

Dan Hoffman

Dan Hoffman

City Manager

Daniel "Dan" C. Hoffman began service as the City of Winchester's City Manager on September 26, 2020. 

Mr. Hoffman served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Gainesville, Florida from July 2017-September 2020. In the Assistant City Manager role, Mr. Hoffman directly oversaw over 550 of the City's 2,200 employees across five departments and two programs including Capital Projects, Planning and Development, Public Works, Transportation and Mobility, and Technology.

Prior to his appointment in Gainesville, Mr. Hoffman served as the Chief Innovation Officer from 2012-2017 for Montgomery County, Maryland. Other work experience includes the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the District of Columbia. He has also served as an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland, teaching design thinking and project management.

Mr. Hoffman holds a Bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University and a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a certified Project Manager through the Project Management Institute.

Contact Dan:
(540) 667-1815, ext. 1502

Clerk of Council

The City Manager serves as the Clerk of Council and is responsible for preparing the Council meeting agendas and minutes; maintaining Council ordinances and resolutions; collecting annual financial disclosure form filings; and more.


Kerri Mellott
Deputy Clerk of Council
(540) 667-1815, ext. 1502


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

The City Manager often provided presentations to the community about the past, present and future of the City of Winchester.

Click here to view the presentations.

Strategic Plan

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.

Event Attendance Request

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.

Film and photography request