Mocksville narrows search for manager

Published 9:34 am Thursday, February 16, 2017

The town of Mocksville is close to hiring a new city manager.

Mayor Will Marklin said on Monday the initial field of 28 applicants has been narrowed to two. A special meeting has been called for Tuesday to discuss the applicants. Board members are expected to conduct those discussions in a closed session.

The town contracted with the area council of governments to help with the search for a new manager, a job that opened when Christine Bralley resigned last year. The COG, Marklin said, narrowed the list to eight – all of whom were interviewed by board members in closed sessions.

Cecil Wood has been hired as the town’s interim manager, and although is contracted through February, said he would work a short time longer, if needed.

Marklin said the town is looking for a manager with municipal experience, and he was impressed with all of the applicants.

“We’re looking for the best fit for the Town of Mocksville,” Marklin said. “I have been very impressed with the applicants – from inside and outside of the county.”