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Jones House Hosts Welcoming Reception for Boone’s New Town Manager John A. Ward III on Wednesday Evening

By Jesse Wood

John Ward III
John Ward III

Nov. 12, 2014. A reception welcoming John A. Ward III, the Town of Boone’s new town manager, takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jones House Community and Cultural Center.

After months of searching and interviewing potential candidates, Ward was recently selected by the Boone Town Council to takeover for Greg Young, who is retiring after 23 years as the manager of Boone. Young intended on retiring at the end of 2013 but agreed to stay on while the town searched for a new manager in order to smooth the transition with Ward’s arrival.

Ward’s position became effective on Nov. 3. Ward comes from Georgia, where he was the city manager of Jefferson, Ga., for nearly the past decade.

The reception is open to the public.