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Raleigh hires three assistant city managers

Posted August 21, 2014

— The city has hired three new assistant city managers.

City Manager Ruffin Hall has been working to reorganize the hierarchy of city staffing since he was hired last fall. Assistant City Manager Dan Howe is retiring this month after almost 30 years with the city.

James Simpson Greene Jr. will become Assistant City Manager for Economic Development. Greene was previously the Deputy Manager for the City of Concord, N.C. This position will be responsible for the Planning and Development Department, Raleigh Convention Center and Office of Economic Development. He will be paid $170,000 per year.

Marchell Adams-David will serve as the Assistant City Manager for Community. Adams-David is the former Hamlet, N.C. city manager. This position will oversee police, fire, emergency communications, the parks department, the newly formed Housing and Neighborhoods Department and the Office of Emergency Management. Her salary is $157,500.

Hailing from the west coast, Tansy Hayward will be the Assistant City Manager for Services. Hayward was previously the assistant city manager for Tacoma, Wash. The assistant city manager for services will be responsible for public utilities, public works, solid waste services, the Office of Internal Audit and the Office of Sustainability. She will be paid $160,000 per year.

Article reprinted with permission from the Raleigh Public Record, which has a media-sharing partnership with WRAL.com



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  • leonhardt73 Aug 27, 2014

    Unreal! What a waste of money. This is Raleigh, not San Francisco. Why in the world do we need that many assistant city managers? The city is not that big; how can the new city manager and our city council justify wasting that much tax money? The city is unable to fund a new downtown police station (and has been for 6 years now) but we can waste $500,000.00 a year on this? How about new roads around Crabtree Mall to clean up congestion or cleaning up that nasty eye sore we call Capital Blvd?

  • Rick Price Aug 22, 2014
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    You got to love this way of thinking . Hire three people to do one persons job and pay them combined $487,000.00 a year. Sounds like Washington , DC has moved south. Housing and Neighborhood department ? What is that ? How about putting some money in Fire , Ems and Police Dept. and stop wasting money on this junk.