David Bone new Davie County Manager

Published 8:32 am Sunday, November 22, 2020

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David Bone will be the new Davie County manager, starting on Dec. 21.

County commissioners  made the decision on Nov. 18.

Bone serves as county manager in Martin County,  (pop. 22,671), a position he has held since 2011. Bone has served 18 years as a local government manager, having also served as the town manager in Wendell, Elizabethtown and Chadbourn.

Developmental Associates was contracted to help the county recruit and screen applicants based on attributes desired by the commissioners. Board members interviewed several finalists and unanimously chose Bone.

“We are excited to have David Bone as the Davie County Manager,” said Terry Renegar, board chair. “David’s unique experience will enable him to lead Davie County into the future while respecting our rural heritage.”

“I am delighted, humbled and honored to have this opportunity to serve such a wonderful, vibrant community,” Bone said. “I look forward to working with the county commissioners, staff and community partners, who are focused on building an even brighter future for Davie County.”

David Bone earned a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in public aAdministration from N.C. Central University in Durham. He is also a graduate of the UNC-CH School of Government’s Municipal Administration Course and its Public Executive Leadership Academy, as well as the NC Rural Center’s Rural Economic Development Institute.

Bone earned the Credentialed Manager Certification from the International City/County Managers Association in 2008.

Bone has served on the NC 911 Board since 2015 and has served as chair of the Martin County Regional Water and Sewer Authority since 2012. He is active in his community in several organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club and Ruritan Club. Mr. Bone and his wife, Amy, have three sons.