Patrick Roberts is the City Manager for the City of Suffolk, Virginia. Previously, he served as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Suffolk, VA since June 2008. Mr. Roberts worked for the City of Suffolk as Assistant Director in the Department of Planning and Community Development in 2007 and 2008. Prior to that he was the Senior Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Richmond, VA. In Richmond, Mr. Roberts worked in various capacities from May 2000 to September 2007 in the departments of Public Works, Community Development, City Manager’s Office, City Auditor’s Office and managed the Community Assisted Public Safety (CAPS) Program, a multi-agency anti-blight effort. Prior to working for Richmond he was a manager with First Union National Bank, in Glen Allen, VA.
The Portsmouth, VA native graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1998 and received a Master of Public Administration degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. He received journeyman certification as an electronics mechanic from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprentice School in 1994. Mr. Roberts lives in the Bennett’s Creek area of Suffolk with his wife, Kate, and their daughters Mary Kate and Virginia Claire. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and he enjoys running (or occasionally walking) in half-marathon events.