Carolina Beach Welcomes New Town Manager

Carolina Beach Welcomes New Town Manager

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By / Local News / Tuesday, 28 January 2020 04:02

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council met in closed session on Tuesday January 14th at 5:30pm and emerged to announce they have selected a new Town Manager.

Council selected Bruce Oakley, currently serving as Manager of Southport, NC. Oakley's first day on the job in Carolina Beach will be February 18th with a starting salary of $120,000 per year plus benefits.

The Council voted unanimously to hire Oakley.

Councilman Steve Shuttleworth said, "Bruce has experience as a manager in coastal North Carolina and will be a good fit for Carolina Beach."

On January 22nd, the Town of Carolina Beach issued an official announcement in a media release.

The release stated, "Bruce Oakley, the current City Manager of Southport, NC, has been hired as the new Town Manager in Carolina Beach, and begins his new position on February 18, 2020.  As the top administrator, Bruce will assume responsibility for the daily operations of the town, including approximately 117 employees and a $25 million-dollar budget."

In the release, it stated, has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Affairs, both from UNC Greensboro."

According to the Town, Bruce is a native of Greensboro, NC, is married, has one grown daughter, and a rescued Jack Russel Terrier.  In his free time, he enjoys running, exercising, and reading.

Bruce stated "I am honored to be chosen as the new Town Manager and I am excited to get started. Carolina Beach is a great place with an even better future. The Town has a Mayor and Town Council that are committed to excellence, and a talented professional staff that are dedicated to serving the community. It will be a pleasure working with them all. It will also be a pleasure to work closely with all the volunteers in town and getting to know the local citizens and business owners."

"In addition to his experience in Southport , Bruce  has 13years of practice administering municipal budgets as Town Manager of Oak Ridge, NC.  His skills and past employment also include working in planning and development in Rockingham and Guilford counties.  Bruce

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