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Mary Bunting

City of Hampton
City Manager
In 2010, Mary Bunting became the first female city manager for the City of Hampton, Virginia. Bunting grew up in Hampton and is a product of the Hampton School System. She began her career with the City of Hampton as an assistant to the city manager in 1990 and was promoted to assistant city manager in 1995. In 2012, Ms. Bunting was honored as a White House Local Innovation Champion of Change. She has also received the International City-County Management Program Excellence Award for Strategic Leadership & Governance. Bunting has a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute.