City Manager Kurt Hodgen
Big city amenities coupled with small town friendliness and charm keep City Manager Kurt Hodgen in Harrisonburg. Mr. Hodgen is a James Madison University graduate with a BS in Public Administration and Political Science. He has worked for the City of Harrisonburg since 2001 after serving as Assistant County Manager in Botetourt County and Town Manager in Narrows. Mr. Hodgen was named City Manager in July of 2007 after serving as Assistant City Manager for six years. In 2003, Mr. Hodgen was awarded the Outstanding Assistant award from the Virginia Local Government Management Association. Mr. Hodgen lives in Harrisonburg with his wife Shelly and their children.