County Names Interim Manager
The Moore County Board of Commissioners has announced their selection for a new county interim manager.
In a unanimous 4-0 decision with Commissioner Jimmy Melton absent from Monday’s special meeting, the board chose County Tax Administrator Wayne Vest for the position. Vest takes the place of the late Jim Westbrook, who died in an automobile accident on Nov. 27, the day after he began his duties in that capacity. County Manager Cary McSwain retired from his position on Nov. 30.
“It was a surprise,” Vest said after emerging from the closed session meeting in which his appointment was confirmed. “The county has a good plan in place, and I will be working with a group of well qualified people.”
Chairman Nick Picerno said that Vest’s appointment “will ensure the continuation of the best interests of the citizens and employees of Moore County. Mr. Vest was chosen because he is well-respected and well-known, and he will bring continuity and familiarity in the leadership of Moore County government. He is adequately prepared to serve both roles well. The board’s goal is to name a new county manager before the next fiscal year begins, so this will be a short-term process.”
Vest will assume his new duties effective immediately.
Read more in Wednesday’s edition of the Pilot.
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