Portsmouth City Council chooses new city manager

Dr. Lydia Patton (Photo courtesy city of Portsmouth).

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth city council unanimously picked Dr. Lydia Patton as the new city manager on Tuesday.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Patton worked for the city for nearly two decades and served as deputy city manager for six years. She becomes the first woman to serve as city manager of Portsmouth.

One council member told WAVY.com Patton is “the right person at the right time.”


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