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Hillsborough Names Assistant Town Manager

Posted October 3, 2007 10:47 a.m. EDT

— The Town of Hillsborough has named a new assistant
town manager.

Nicole Ard, assistant to the town manager in Leesburg, Va., was selected
from a pool of 150 applicants. She will replace former Assistant Town
Manager Demetric Potts, who resigned in May for a Public Safety manager
position with Wake County.

Ard will start work on or about Oct. 22 and will be paid a salary of $84,000.

As assistant town manager, she will supervise the planning, water and sewer
utilities, public works, fire inspections and fleet maintenance
operations. In addition, she will serve as the acting manager in the
absence of Town Manager Eric Peterson.

Ard has worked as assistant to the Leesburg town manager since March
2001, serving as the acting manager in the town manager’s absence. Like
Hillsborough, Leesburg — a historic community with a population of
35,000 — faces challenges from growth and aging infrastructure.

Ard also worked as a management assistant in the Phoenix, Ariz., city
manager’s office from 1996-2001 and has interned with the city
governments in Phoenix and in Dayton and Dublin, Ohio.