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Fayetteville, NC 28301
|City Council Identifies Finalist for Manager’s Job||7/3/2012|
(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The Fayetteville City Council is expected to appoint Ted Voorhees to its city manager position, with a vote for employment to take place at the Monday, July 9 Fayetteville City Council meeting. The City Council and Voorhees are finalizing his contract this week.
“We are excited about Ted joining our team,” Mayor Tony Chavonne said. “He brings a great deal of professional experience and excitement to the position. We were blessed with several exceptional candidates and look forward to taking this important step as we continue to move Fayetteville forward.”
Upon a majority vote next Monday, Voorhees will be the eighth manager in the city’s history and he will begin his duties in early August. Voorhees is currently serving as deputy city manager in Durham, a position he has held for 10 years. Prior to his duties in Durham, he was the assistant city manager in Wilmington for two years. Voorhees was city manager in King for five years, from 1995 to 2000, and town manager of Bowling Green, Va. from 1993 to 1995.
Fayetteville utilized a nationwide search that netted 120 applicants before choosing Voorhees.
As manager, Voorhees will oversee the city’s $187 million budget and 1,500 employees. The budget features a 45.6 cent tax rate, paid by the city’s 208,000 citizens.
“I am eager to bring my family to Fayetteville and become a part of this great community,” Voorhees said. “The City Council has shared several key goals with me that I will begin addressing immediately. I also look forward to meeting with residents, community leaders, City staff and other stakeholders to find out more about our shared vision for success.”
Voorhees holds a Bachelor of Science from American University and earned a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University. Voorhees graduated from the Municipal Administration Program at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government and earned a certificate from the Senior Executive Institute from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service from the University of Virginia. Voorhees is the son of a career Army officer who served in the 82nd Airborne.
Mayor Chavonne also thanked Interim City Manager Kristoff Bauer for his service.
“The entire City Council thanks Kristoff Bauer, who served the City admirably as interim city manager, for his hard work, which included adding more police officers to a lean budget,” Chavonne said. “Kristoff has kept the organization on-track and moved us forward at the same time. He is a real asset to our team and we are fortunate to have him.”