Public invited to help with Wake Forest town manager search
Posted January 19, 2015
Wake Forest, N.C. — For the first time in more than 20 years, the Town of Wake Forest is searching for a new town manager, and commissioners are asking for the public's help to identify what qualities the next manager should have.
Commissioners hired Developmental Associates to lead the nationwide search after longtime town manager Mark Williams announced his retirement, which is effective May 1, 2015.
Over the next few weeks, the consulting firm will offer area residents several opportunities to offer their opinions before beginning the recruitment process later this month.
On Jan. 27, at 6 p.m., Developmental Associates will host a public forum in the board chambers on the second floor of the Wake Forest Town Hall, at 301 S. Brooks St. During the session, residents will be invited to share their feedback on a variety of topics, including:
- What are the most critical challenges facing the town now and over the next two to five years?
- What are the most important responsibilities of the manager?
- What are the most critical competencies the town should be seeking in its next manager?
The town also plans to utilize Engage Wake Forest, its community engagement website, to invite area residents to respond to a variety of questions related to the search for a new town manager.
For more information, contact Human Resources Director Virginia Jones at 919-435-9491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.