Mark Watson is sworn in as City Manager

City Council voted to appoint Mark Watson as City Manager with immediate effect during its regular meeting on March 14.

Council Member James Kerr moved to appoint Mark Watson as City Manager. Mayor Pro Tem Gary Anderson seconded the motion, which passed with the following votes:

            AYES: Council Members James Kerr, Lynn Keziah, Julie Thompson, Mayor Pro Tem Gary Anderson

            NAYS: Council Member Freddie Gordon, Mayor Marion Holloway

Watson’s compensation and benefits package includes an annual base salary of $200,000, per the terms of his employment contract.

Watson brings several decades of civil service and management experience to the City having previously served as County Manager for Union County, NC.

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