Vest Named County Manager
The Moore County board of commissioners has named Tax Administrator Wayne Vest as the new county manager.
Vest, who has served as interim county manager since last December, was given the nod in a closed session meeting prior to Tuesday's regular meeting of the board.
Vest said he planned "no big changes" in his new role.
"I plan to continue to work with the board and county department directors to facilitate the plans they have for the county," Vest said. "We've got the budget coming up, which is a big project of course, and will just be doing what needs to be done as we finish out the current fiscal year."
Vest initially took the place of the late Jim Westbrook, who died in an automobile accident on Nov. 27, the day after he began his duties as interim county manager. The previous County Manager, Cary McSwain, retired from his position on Nov. 30.
Commissioners' Chairman Nick Picerno praised Vest as the person that board members hoped would accept the county manager position.
"Wayne was an early favorite of the board, even before I was reelected and Randy Saunders became the newest commissioner. Wayne works well with the board and with other county departments, and to me he was the obvious choice. We are glad he has agreed to join us."
Read more in Friday's edition of the Pilot.
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