M. Gene Swearingen

In Memoriam

Executive Manager

Gene recently retired as the Town Manager in Garrett Park, Maryland. He served as manager there for six years and previously served for six years as Town Manager in Haymarket, Virginia.  His local government career spans over 40 years including positions with the city of Winston-Salem, NC, the city of Alexandria, VA; and James City County, VA.  He also served as the interim Assistant County Administrator in Shenandoah County, VA, as a consultant to Towns in Virginia and North Carolina and as adjunct professor in the Virginia Tech Public Administration program  . Gene earned a B.A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College and a Master in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.