Beech Mountain’s Town Council took action at their Thursday, Feb. 2, special call meeting to conclude their search for a new Town Manager. After careful consideration and deliberation of numerous qualified applicants, the Council, through a motion by Councilwoman Renee Castiglione, seconded by Councilman Wendel Sauer, unanimously appointed Tim Holloman as the new Town Manager.
Mr. Holloman is scheduled to be sworn in to begin his role with the Town Monday, March 6, 2017.
Upon receiving the news Mr. Holloman communicated that “my family and I are very excited about the opportunity.” Mr. Holloman went on to further state that “I’m looking forward to continuing the great work of Council and staff to provide the highest levels of service and safety for residents and visitors.”
Mr. Holloman comes to Beech Mountain as a seasoned manager, having worn many hats in the local government sector. Mr. Holloman has approximately eleven years of management experience with local government units in the state of North Carolina. Mr. Holloman’s most recent managerial career accomplishments were cultivated in resort town communities to include Oak Island with a 16-17 FY General Fund of $11,818,688 and Topsail Beach with a 16-17 FY General Fund of $3,810,750.
Earlier career positions Mr. Holloman has held in addition to administrative roles include; Building Inspector / Zoning Administrator, Public Works Director, and Director of Development Services. Mr. Holloman also holds multiple certifications in these areas as a Certified Inspector, State of North Carolina for Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Level III and is a recognized Certified Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Academic achievements include a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Barton College. Notable accolades for Mr. Holloman are ‘Outstanding Local Government Manager’, 2012, by the local regional council of government and ‘Zoning Enforcement Officer of the Year’, 1996, North Carolina Association of Zoning Officers. Mr. Holloman’s local government knowledge base and experiences will serve the Town of Beech Mountain well.
Mayor E. ‘Rick’ Miller stated, “Town Council plans on introducing Mr. Holloman to staff Monday, March 6, 2017 and providing a formal introduction of Mr. Holloman to the Beech Mountain community on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Councils regularly scheduled meeting.”
Mayor Miller went on to explain that, “A larger community gathering for introductory purposes will be held later in the season with information detailing Councils’ final arrangements posted throughout the town.” On behalf of the Town Council Mayor Miller welcomes Mr. Holloman and looks forward to working with him in his new leadership role with the Town.
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