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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Carrboro begins town manager recruitment process

Town Manager Recruitment

CARRBORO, NC – The Town Council has authorized commencement of the recruitment process for a new town manager.

The Carrboro Town Council held a closed session on Thursday, Aug. 31, to discuss the recruitment process to fill the upcoming town manager vacancy. Next week, the Town of Carrboro will issue a request for proposals seeking an executive recruitment firm to conduct the town manager search. Once a firm is selected, the national search is anticipated to last until early spring 2024. The posting will be published at https://www.carrboronc.gov/bids.aspx 

The Council has appointed Assistant Town Manager Marie Parker to serve as interim town manager starting on Nov. 4. Parker comes to Carrboro from the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (CFPTA) in Wilmington, N.C.  She was formerly general manager at GoRaleigh, prior to her advancement to CFPTA.  https://www.carrboronc.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2380 

Town Manager Richard J. White III announced last month https://www.carrboronc.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2491 that he will be leaving the Town of Carrboro to assume a position as deputy city manager with the City of Salisbury, N.C. His last day with the Town of Carrboro will be Nov. 3. 

The Town Council has expressed its gratitude for White’s leadership and contributions to the community. 

More information: 

  • Manager’s Office -- Carrboro has a council-manager form of government. The seven council members, including the mayor, are elected. The Council appoints the town manager. Each has a different set of responsibilities. The Council sets policies: the Town Manager and his/her staff carry them out. As a professional administrator, the Town Manager coordinates all day-to-day operations and administration of about 200 employees and an annual total budget of $81 million.
  • For more information, contact Communication & Engagement Director Catherine Lazorko at clazorko@carrboronc.gov 


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