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Pender County hires David Andrews as the new county manager

BURGAW – Following a July 11 closed session, the Pender County Board of County Commissioners announced the selection of David Andrews as the new county manager.

“Mr. Andrews brings many strengths to Pender County, including land use, budget and finance, economic development, and strategic planning,” said Chairman David Piepmeyer.

Andrews recently served as the city manager for the Town of Boiling Spring Lakes. He served as the town manager for the Town of Carrboro for more than 10 years where he was instrumental in strengthening the town’s arts and entertainment district, promoted tourism and economic development, implemented a community outreach program, and supported remediation efforts for a neighborhood adversely affected by a former landfill.

“Mr. Andrews has a proven track record of fiscal responsibility,” said Piepmeyer. “He has increased long-term sustainability by developing five-year revenue and expenditure forecasts which included a five-year capital improvement program. This is extremely important for Pender County as we continue to grow and prepares for several capital improvement projects such as a Pender County Health and Human Services building and a new library.”

Piepmeyer added that Andrews has experience working with grants for large Capital Projects, most recently the Boiling Springs Dam Restoration Project. He is also acquainted with the bond process, which is helpful for the upcoming Pender County School Bond Referendum that will appear on the November ballot.

Andrews began his career in the City of South Tucson as a finance director in 1991. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a master’s degree in public administration. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University. Andrews is a certified and credentialed manager and is recognized by the International City/County Management Association.

Andrews will begin his work in Pender County on Sept. 1.

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