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Stafford Appoints New Deputy County Administrator

Stafford County government announces the appointment of Donna S. Krauss to the position of deputy county administrator.  Donna Krauss has been serving as director of community engagement and human services in Stafford since her appointment in 2017.  She took over as deputy county administrator replacing rising county administrator Frederick J. Presley on July 1, 2020.

As deputy county administrator, Krauss will oversee several county departments and be responsible for the day-to-day management of community engagement, human resources, human services, and information technology.

“While I knew Donna was interested and more than qualified for the position, it wasn’t until Stafford, along with the rest of the country, was hit by the coronavirus where she demonstrated her resilience and commitment to Stafford County, coming in every day adding valuable and strategic input with administration,” said Frederick Presley, Stafford County administrator.  “Additionally, continuity is of the utmost importance at this time while we continue to manage one of the most challenging times in our country’s history, and with Donna, Stafford benefits from getting a well-qualified candidate, established community representative, and a dedicated Stafford employee.”

Before her role as director at Stafford County, she served for the last 20 years in various positions such as CSA coordinator.  She received progressive promotions to CSA administrator, assistant to the county administrator for human services, and was appointed director in 2017.  Donna is completing her master’s degree in public administration from Old Dominion University.  She currently holds a bachelor of liberal studies from the University of Mary Washington.  She has also completed the certificate in local government from Virginia Tech.  Her professional affiliations include VLGMA, VALHSO, VWLG, and ICMA.

*Donna also completed the Senior Executive Institute which is administered by the Virginia Institute of Government at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. 

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