McCaslin to become interim city manager

May. 06, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

High Point Assistant City Manager Randy McCaslin will become interim city manager on July 1. Strib Boynton will continue to be city manager until he retires July 1.
The City Council appointed McCaslin to the upcoming post Monday.
McCaslin started his professional career with the city of Burlington as a city management intern. He spent seven years in various administrative positions with the city of Hickory, ending his tenure there as the assistant city manager and director of budget and informational systems.
McCaslin went on to serve as town manager of Kernersville for 19 years. Kernersville had 250 employees and a total budget of $30 million at the time.
In his current role, McCaslin oversees the Community Development and Housing, Electrical Distribution, City Project, Library, Engineering Services, Human Relations, Fleet Maintenance, Planning and Inspections, and Transportation departments. These departments have a combined 273 employees and a $153.5 million budget.
He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Appalachian State University.
“I appreciate the confidence that the City Council has placed in me with this appointment as the interim city manager,” McCaslin said. “I am also thankful that Strib extended the opportunity for me to work for the city of High Point a little over seven years ago. His leadership over the past 16 plus years will make my job that much easier.”
Boynton said, “Randy is a strong and capable leader who will do a great job. It was my honor to recommend him to council for the interim position. We will work together to make this a very smooth transition.”
The council will likely go through a national search process that will involve a professional recruiter. McCaslin will receive a salary of $172,000.