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Fayetteville set to hire new city manager

Posted July 2, 2012

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— The City Council is expected to appoint Ted Voorhees to its city manager position next week, Fayetteville officials said Monday.

A council vote is set for July 9, after the council and Voorhees finalize his contract.

“We are excited about Ted joining our team,” Mayor Tony Chavonne said in a statement. “He brings a great deal of professional experience and excitement to the position. We were blessed with several exceptional candidates and look forward to taking this important step as we continue to move Fayetteville forward."

Voorhees has served as deputy city manager in Durham for the past 10 years. Before that, he was the assistant city manager in Wilmington for two years, city manager in King for five years and town manager of Bowling Green, Va., for two years.

“I am eager to bring my family to Fayetteville and become a part of this great community,” he said in a statement. “The City Council has shared several key goals with me that I will begin addressing immediately. I also look forward to meeting with residents, community leaders, city staff and other stakeholders to find out more about our shared vision for success."

Voorhees holds a bachelor's degree from American University and earned a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University.

City Manager Dale Iman resigned in March after a rift developed between him and the council over police searches during traffic stops. Assistant City Manager Kristoff Bauer has served as interim manager since then.

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  • michaelclay Jul 3, 2012

    mustysteer, the city manager is the supervisor of all of the department heads within the city government. The police chief, fire chief, finance dirctor ect. all report to him.

  • kermit60 Jul 3, 2012

    How many thousands has this cost the city? All because Inman didn't play along with the game that was later ruled illegal. Don't forget the 30 thousand the city spent on a study to find that nothing was wrong. Sounds to me like the wrong people are being replaced.

  • mustysteer Jul 2, 2012

    I'd like to know what the City Manager's duties are that constitute a 6-figure salary when the Mayor doesn't even make $30,000 annually.

  • Sherlock Jul 2, 2012

    Would it not have been cheaper and better to just hire Kristoff Bauer full time, he is all ready in the job, or is because he worked with Inman?