Henrico names James Massey to lead Department of General Services

Henrico County has appointed James T. “Jamie” Massey director of the Department of General Services, effective March 12.

As director of General Services, Massey will lead an agency with more than 110 employees and a budget of $15.4 million for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The department provides a broad range of services that support the operations of general government and Henrico County Public Schools. Among its scope of duties, General Services is responsible for maintaining the vehicles in the county fleet, including school buses, at Central Automotive Maintenance; for overseeing the design and construction of new buildings and the renovation of existing facilities; for directing an initiative to install rooftop solar systems on county buildings such as Libbie Mill Library, Mental Health East Center and the Public Safety Building and for directing the county’s energy conservation efforts through the energy management program; for coordinating capital projects for county agencies; for maintaining the safety and cleanliness of county buildings and grounds; and for operating the county copy center, mail room, cafeteria and records management service. 

Massey has been a part of the county workforce since 2004, when he joined the Department of Public Works (DPW) as a senior construction inspector. He also served DPW as a road construction engineer, maintenance superintendent and most recently as assistant director. Prior to his employment with Henrico, he worked as a project manager for American Engineers/Stantec Consulting.

Massey and his wife, Rebecca, have two adult sons, JT and Jacob.

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