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Posted on: March 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Town Announces Hiring of Jonathan Franklin as Town Manager; Begins May 1st

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15 March 2023

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Town Announces Hiring of Jonathan Franklin as Town Manager; Begins May 1st

PITTSBORO, NC - The Board of Commissioners for the Town of Pittsboro is proud to announce the selection of Mr. Jonathan Franklin as the Town’s next Town Manager. Mr. Franklin was selected following a seven-month process from a pool of highly qualified candidates. The Board ultimately selected Mr. Franklin based on his knowledge, skills, ability to fulfill the position’s duties, personality, and leadership style. 

Mr. Franklin currently serves as the City Manager for the City of Newton, NC. Before his time in Newton, he served as the Town Administrator for Louisburg, NC, overseeing a $15 million budget and all Town operations with over 90 employees and as Town Manager in Maysville, NC. He is an Appalachian State University graduate with a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Town, City, and County Management. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Mount Olive and a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Political Science and History from East Carolina University.

Mayor Cindy Perry said, “Mr. Franklin has served the communities of Newton, Louisburg, and Maysville with distinction and brings those experiences and talent to us. His expertise with utility infrastructure is key to our future.”

The mayor continued, “The Board and I welcome him, his family, and his keen interest in helping Pittsboro address growth. We have a shared vision to remain a vibrant and welcoming community.”

Mr. Franklin’s employment with the Town will begin on May 1st, 2023.

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