New county manager to take oath

From staff reports
Posted 1/18/22

Harnett County will officially have a new manager after Tuesday night’s meeting of the board of commissioners.

According to the agenda for the regular meeting, new County Manager Brent Trout …

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New county manager to take oath

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Harnett County will officially have a new manager after Tuesday night’s meeting of the board of commissioners.

According to the agenda for the regular meeting, new County Manager Brent Trout will officially take his oath of office. He replaces Interim George Wood who took over operations upon the retirement of former County Manager Paula Stewart.

Trout is coming to the area from the midwest where he has more than 30 years of experience in local government administration throughout Iowa and Kansas.

He held several administrative leader positions including city manager of Topeka, which is the captial of Kansas. He also has extensive experience in economic development.

Trout will conduct the meeting following his swearing in which will be conducted by attorney Dwight Snow, according to the meeting’s agenda.

In other action, Assistant County Manager Brian Haney is set to discuss legislative priorities with board members. There will also be several zoning changes considered by the board.

The board meeting will be held beginning at 6 p.m. in the commmissioners meeting room on the second floor of the Harnett County Resource Center & Library located at 455 McKinney Parkway in Lillington. Visit the Harnett County Government’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCU7mTF6HTD65x_98EhAMeMg/featured to hear live audio from the meeting.

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