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L. Kimball Payne, III

Executive Manager

L. Kimball Payne III, (“Kim”) served as Lynchburg City Manager from February 2001 until his retirement at the end of June 2016.  Prior to that he served as the County Administrator of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, from February 1987 to February 2001, and as Assistant County Administrator in Spotsylvania from February 1984 to February 1987.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and Master of Planning and Master of Arts in Public Administration degrees from the University of Virginia.  He completed the Senior Executive Institute at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.  He is an Adjunct Professor at Virginia Tech, teaching local government management. He is a retired Commander in the Naval Reserve, and completed nearly eight years of active duty as a Naval Flight Officer with his last assignment as a Naval ROTC Instructor at the University of Virginia.  He is a member of the International City-County Management Association (ICMA), an ICMA Credentialed Manager and a Senior Advisor.  

L. Kimball Payne, III
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