Jim Westmoreland (Photo: City of Greensboro)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The city of Greensboro has a new manager just weeks after Denise Turner Roth was appointed to a federal position in Washington.
Tuesday night, City Council named Jim Westmoreland as the new city manager starting February 1. Westmoreland has been serving as interim city manager, but Mayor Nancy Vaughan says the decision to move him into the permanent role quickly became a next step. Westmoreland has been deputy city manager since October of 2012.
"Jim has over 20 years of experience in public sector management and has a firm understanding of the strategic direction of the city," says Vaughan. "Council felt it was the right combination of skills and leadership needed to take our City into the future and determined that conducting a national search was not required."
According to a news release from the city, Westmoreland previously served as Greensboro's assistant city manager for economic development from 2008-2009 and was the City's transportation director from 1999-2008. Westmoreland was the deputy secretary for transit for the North Carolina Department of Transportation from 2009 to 2011.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this outstanding organization and serve the residents of this great city," says Westmoreland. "The City of Greensboro as a government organization has strong leaders and amazing employees and we will work together for the benefit of the community in the coming years. We have a plan in place to lead the City into the future, thanks to a solid foundation laid over the last two years, and we will continue to work to accomplish our goals."
Council approved a salary offer of $179,000 per year for Westmoreland with $1,000 per month in executive compensation.
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