Community Development Director

Liz Via-GossmanDirector Elizabeth S. Via-Gossman, AICP
The Community Development Director is hired by the city manager to administer a comprehensive program for the city’s physical commercial, residential, and cultural development. The director oversees planning and zoning activities, historic resources, development services, neighborhood services, code enforcement, as well as the city’s parks and museum system.

Additional Information
Elizabeth S. Via-Gossman was hired by the City in February 2003 and has over 20 years of experience in Virginia local government, including work in Prince William County, Henrico County, City of Hampton, and the City of Manassas.

  • Bachelors in Historic Preservation - Mary Washington College
  • Masters in Urban and Regional Planning - George Washington University

Career Highlights
  • Prince William County
    Chief, Development Services
  • Henrico County
    Chief, Comprehensive Planning
  • Prince William Association of Realtors
  • Engineers & Surveyors Institute

Professional Organizations & Memberships
  • American Planning Association / American Institute of Certified Planners
  • International Economic Development Council
  • Urban Land Institute