Lee Garrity

City Manager
Title: City Manager
Phone: 336-747-7380
Lee Garrity

Lee became the city manager for Winston-Salem in July 2006.  In this position, he reports to and is accountable to the mayor and the city council for the operation of Winston-Salem city government, which operates a full range of municipal services. 


Since joining the city in 1990, Lee has served as budget and evaluation analyst, senior budget and evaluation analyst, organizational effectiveness director, and assistant city manager.  Before joining the city, he worked in Washington, D.C., first as a staff member for the U. S. Senate Committee on Finance, and subsequently on the staff of the Federal Elections Commission.  He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in public administration from George Mason University in Virginia. 

Community Involvement

Lee is involved in a wide range of organizations.  He is a member of the International City/County Management Association where he holds the designation of credentialed manager, the North Carolina City/County Management Association, and the Winston-Salem Rotary.  He currently serves on the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. 


Lee is a graduate of the 2003 Leadership Winston-Salem class and a 1994 graduate of the municipal administration program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).  He is also a graduate of the UNC School of Government's Public Executive Leadership Academy. 


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