Charlottesville promotes Hawkes to Director of Information Technology

Steve Hawkes CharlottesvilleThe City of Charlottesville has promoted Steve Hawkes to the position of Director of Information Technology.

The IT department is responsible for overseeing the city government’s information technology infrastructure, working to supply the IT solutions and services required to meet various technology needs.

Hawkes has served as the interim director of Information Technology since November 2021 and prior to that served as applications manager with the City of Charlottesville since 2011.

As applications manager, he led the team’s development of award-winning mobile apps and web applications.

Hawkes has a B.A. in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.S. in kinesiology from Indiana University-Bloomington. He also is a certified chief information officer from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill government program and was a member of the City of Charlottesville’s leadership development academy.


Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.