Deputy County Manager for Administration

Anthony J. Romanello, ICMA-CM


(804) 501-4288


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA23273-0775


(804) 501-4162

Anthony J. Romanello has made his career serving local governments in Virginia. He worked for the City of Richmond in various roles from 1992 – 2000 including four years as Assistant to the City Manager. He was Town Manager of West Point from 2000 to 2003. From 2003-2007, he was Deputy County Administrator for Stafford County, Virginia. On January 1, 2008, he became Stafford’s sixth County Administrator and served until August 2016.  In August 2016, Anthony became Deputy County Manager in Henrico County.

Romanello has direct responsibilities over the Departments of Finance, General Services, and Information Technology, as well as the Public Library, Legislative Liaison, and Manager’s Office support staff.

Romanello, a graduate of Hermitage High School, holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and American Government with a Minor in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a credentialed manager through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Romanello is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State & Local Government program and the University of Virginia’s Senior Executive Institute. He is an adjunct faculty member in the George Mason University and Virginia Tech Master of Public Administration programs.

Romanello is an Eagle Scout and in 2015 was recognized by the National Eagle Scout Association as an Outstanding Eagle Scout.

He is the author of Random Thoughts: Reflections on Public Service, Fatherhood, and Middle Age.

Romanello and his wife Diane live in Glen Allen, Virginia with their four children.



Contact Us

County Manager’s Office

(804) 501-4206

(804) 501-4162

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775