Wade Hugh Appointed as Deputy County Executive for Community Development

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Provided by Prince William County Communications Office

County Executive Chris Shorter appointed Wade A. Hugh as Prince William County’s Deputy County Executive for Community Development. The Board of County Supervisors concurred with the County Executive’s decision to appoint Hugh, whose appointment is effective immediately.

As Deputy County Executive, Hugh will be responsible for overseeing the county’s development services agencies, which include Development Services, Economic Development, Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Planning, Public Works and Transportation, as well as the Office of Environmental Sustainability. He will also serve as the liaison to the Service Authority and Quantico Marine Corps Base.

Hugh has more than 27 years of experience in the development and environmental field. Since February 2023, he has served as the county’s Acting Deputy County Executive for Community Development. Previous to that role, he served as the county’s director of the Department of Development Services for 15 years, where he organized and led the newly created department. Before that, he was the Assistant Public Works Director, where he led the Buildings and Grounds Division, Fleet Management Division, Property Management Group, the department’s accounting group, and the county’s Facilities Construction Group; he served as the Watershed Management Branch Chief for the county’s Department of Public Works, as well.

“Wade is a proven leader who has a passion for public service and for this community,” said County Executive Chris Shorter. “I am confident that he will continue to do an excellent job in fostering collaboration and driving innovation with our staff and the development community.”

“I am honored and humbled by this appointment,” said Hugh. “I have been blessed to work for the county over the last 27 years; and the staff and leadership are the best. Making a difference in people’s lives is what continues to motivate me to serve the residents of Prince William County. I look forward to continuing to serve the county in my new role as Deputy County Executive.”

Hugh received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and a Master of Business Administration from West Virginia University. He is also a Certified Zoning Administrator.


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