Quick Take: Joe Casey, Henrico County, VA, Deputy County Manager

Posted on August 27, 2014

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We prepare for the ELGL & ICMA joint event at the ICMA Conference by getting to know attendees through their responses to four simple questions. Respondents will describe the current state of local government, their mentors, ways to strengthen local government, and of course, their dream six-pack. Link: Raise Your Hand If You’re Going “Back to the Future” with ELGL and ICMA.

Previous Profiles: Tamara Lynn Schaps, Evans School of Public Affairs, Director of Career Services and Eric Norenberg, Oberlin (OH) City Manager.

Background Check

JosephCasey-bioJoe (Connect: LinkedIn) joined Henrico’s general government team on January 28, 2013 after a lengthy career in Hanover County. Casey started work in Hanover in 1990 and served as director of Finance and Management Services until 2004, when he was promoted to deputy county administrator. As deputy county administrator, he supervised the Assessor’s Office; the departments of Finance and Management Services, General Services, Information Technology and Internal Audit; and Public Information.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Richmond. In addition Mr. Casey also has a master’s degree in public administration and a doctorate in Public Policy and Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Q & A with Joe


Name your career mentors.

Rhu Harris, County Administrator Hanover County, VA




During her presidency, Bonnie Svrcek encouraged ICMA members to do “Just One Thing” for the organization. What’s “one thing” we can do to strengthen local government?

Better engage with citizens, businesses and NPOs in manners that best work for each of them

Supplemental Reading


Longtime Hanover finance official joining Henrico’s team

Author Joseph Casey | The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Distress

Outgoing top official looks back on time in Hanover

Meet our Alumni – VCU L. Wilder School of Government

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