Morgan named interim assistant manager
The city has turned to someone with experience in local government leadership to help guide it through a transition period of its executive team.
Interim City Manager Randy McCaslin appointed Bob Morgan to serve as interim assistant city manager.
Morgan has nearly 37 years of local government experience, serving as town administrator in Farmville, town manager of Carrboro and as assistant, deputy and interim city manager for Greensboro.
He’s also served in various roles for the city of Durham.
Since retiring in 2011, Morgan has worked as a consultant for local governments for Developmental Associates LLC of Durham.
McCaslin, who officially takes over on an interim basis for retiring City Manager Strib Boynton next week, said Morgan plans to be with the city until Boynton’s permanent replacement is named and will not stay on beyond that.
“He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be essential as we move forward in the coming months,” McCaslin said.
Morgan will supervise the departments overseen by Interim City Manager Allen Oliver, who is retiring next week.
For the past several years, the city has had two assistant managers serving alongside Boynton. The City Council opted to fill just one of the two deputy positions during the transition.
“We still have a lot on our plate,” McCaslin said. “Between Bob and I, and also reassigning some people and giving some additional responsibilities to key staff, we’re going to handle it without filling that other position.”
Morgan holds a bachelor of arts in government from the Christopher Newport College of the College of William and Mary and a master of public affairs degree from N.C. State University.
His work with the city will be on a part-time basis, at an hourly salary of $65.20. He cannot exceed 1,000 hours of work over a six-month period, in accordance with the requirements of the state retirement system, according to the city.