Town To Host Meet And Greet With New Town Manager

Town To Host Meet And Greet With New Town Manager

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By / Local News / Tuesday, 05 March 2019 03:19

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A new Town Manager began work in Carolina Beach on February 25th and on March 12th, prior to the regular monthly Council meeting, the Town will host a Meet and Greet at Town Hall for the public to attend.

Lucky Narain takes the position left vacant following the Town Council's September 2018, decision to terminate the contract with former manager Michael Cramer.

The Town announced Thursday January 3rd, the Town Council selected Narain as Town Manager. Narain was serving as Senior Manager for the City of Hayward, CA.

According to a release issued by the Town, "As Carolina Beach’s top administrator, he will assume responsibility for the daily operations of the Town, including approximately 117 employees and a $25 million budget.  He fills the position left vacant by the September 2018 termination of former Town Manager, Michael Cramer."

During the three-month recruitment process, 41 applicants applied for the Town Manager position, and six people were selected as finalists. Four of the six candidates selected were interviewed. The Town Manager Search Committee included all members of the Town Council, the Director of Human Resources, Town Clerk, Town Attorney, and Interim Town Manager.  Town Council unanimously picked Mr. Narain as their first choice. 

According to the release issued by the Town on January 3rd, "In addition to serving in the City of Hayward, Mr. Narain has served in the City of Richmond, California, and in the Judge Advocate General Corps as a Special Advisor in the US Army at Moffett Field, California.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Christopher Newport University, a master’s in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and is a graduate of Fordham Law School.  Mr. Narain holds a license to practice law in both New York and New Jersey. He is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and speaks and writes fluently in Spanish.  Mr. Narain has family in Wilmington and is excited to be a part of the Carolina Beach community."

Narain's salary will be $120,000 a year with health insurance benefits.

Town of Carolina Beach staff will be hosting a Meet & Greet with the new Town Manager, Lucky Narain, prior to the Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 12th. It will be held in the Town Hall Atrium from 5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public. Please join the Town in welcoming the new Town Manager to Carolina Beach.


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