John Vithoulkas joined the Henrico County team in 1997, as a budget analyst in the Finance Department. He was promoted to Budget Director in 1999, and to Director of Finance in 2007. In September 2009, he was named Special Economic Advisor to the County Manager while continuing to serve as Director of Finance. In December 2011, he was appointed Deputy County Manager for Administration. On August 14, 2012, he was unanimously appointed County Manager by the Henrico County Board of Supervisors and was sworn into office on January 17, 2013, as the eighth County Manager since Henrico adopted the County Manager form of government in 1934.
As the County’s chief administrative officer, Mr. Vithoulkas is responsible for all county general government operations; an approved annual fiscal plan of more than $1 billion in operating and capital budgets; and a workforce encompassing more than 4,000 general government employees. Under the County Manager form of government, Vithoulkas also serves as Director of Public Safety.
Each year, Vithoulkas recommends a balanced budget, including funding for Henrico County Public Schools, to the Board of Supervisors for funding. Because of this prudent fiscal management, Henrico County’s finances have been recognized by many entities as being among the most stable in the nation. Henrico’s citizens believe in this careful leadership of their county so much they’ve voted to approve two referenda during Vithoulkas’ tenure. In fact, in November 2016, they voted to approve a General Obligation Bond Referendum totaling $419.8 million for schools, fire, recreation, roads, and libraries by the widest margins in the County’s history.
Vithoulkas, a naturalized citizen, is a native of Greece who immigrated to the United States as an infant with his parents. A product of Henrico County Public Schools, he is a graduate of J.R. Tucker High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1992. Prior to joining Henrico’s staff, he worked as the assistant budget director for Gaston County, N.C. and as a budget analyst for Chesterfield County.
A graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond, Vithoulkas is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, International City/County Management Association, and Virginia Local Government Management Association. He also serves on the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park Board of Directors and is a member of the Greater Richmond Convention Center Commission.
Vithoulkas lives in Glen Allen with his wife, Jenny, and their three children.
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