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Pender County Board of Commissioners Announces Appointment of New County Manager

Pender County -The Pender County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Silverman as the new County Manager, effective June 3rd, 2024.

Hailing from Sanford, North Carolina, Silverman brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of effective leadership to his new role. Currently serving as the city manager for Pascagoula, Mississippi, Silverman has demonstrated a dedication to public service and a commitment to community development throughout his career.

Silverman’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. His academic achievements complement his extensive professional experience, equipping him with a comprehensive understanding of public administration principles and practices.

In his new position, Michael Silverman will oversee the day-to-day operations of Pender County government, working closely with county staff, elected officials, and community stakeholders to address the needs and priorities of the county. His extensive experience in municipal management and his commitment to fostering transparent, accountable governance make him well-equipped to lead Pender County into a successful future.

Silverman expressed his gratitude for being chosen by the Board of County Commissioners for this significant position, stating, “I am deeply honored. I eagerly anticipate fostering collaboration with the Board of County Commissioners, county personnel, and the community to amplify the county’s triumphs and tackle its hurdles. Pender County holds a unique charm with its breathtaking natural landscapes, dedicated residents, and vibrant heritage, fostering a genuine community spirit. My commitment lies in actively engaging with the community and working closely with staff to achieve the objectives outlined by the Pender County Commissioners.”

Please join us in welcoming Michael Silverman to Pender County. We are excited about the energy and vision he brings to our community and look forward to the accomplishments we will achieve together under his leadership.

David Andrews currently serves as the County Manager and will continue in this role until June 30th, 2024.

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