After more than 30 years in local government service, Town Manager David Andrews has announced plans to retire from the Town of Carrboro on July 31, 2021.
“While I will leave with many enjoyable memories, I am also looking forward to making new ones and spending more time with my family,” Mr. Andrews said. “I will miss the tremendous employee team that is always doing great things for our community with the support and leadership from our elected officials.”
“Carrboro is a small organization with only about 160 employees, but we’re mighty because of them. Just look at all the amazing things they have been accomplished in our progressive, civically engaged community. So, it’s really the people I will miss the most. The uniqueness of Carrboro is rooted in our people, their values and character.”
A native of Texas, Mr. Andrews previously held several executive level positions in Paradise Valley, Oro Valley, and the City of South Tucson, all in Arizona. During retirement, he plans to spend more time traveling with his wife to see their grandchildren in Arizona and New Mexico.
Mr. Andrews holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Arizona in Tucson and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stephen Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has been a member of the International City/County Management Association for more than 30 years and has been certified by that organization as a credentialed manager. He has also been a member of the Arizona City/County Managers Association and the North Carolina City/County Managers Association. He has also served on the boards of many civic, government, and non-profit organizations throughout his career.
Since Mr. Andrews joined the Town of Carrboro in March 2012, some of his key initiatives have included improvements in the areas of employee quality of life, tourism and economic development, affordable housing, communication and transparency, public transportation, and long-term financial sustainability, among many others.
Carrboro has a Council-Manager form of government. The seven Council members, including the Mayor, are elected. The Council appoints the town manager. Each has a different set of responsibilities. The council sets policies; the town manager and his/her staff carry them out. As a professional administrator, the town manager coordinates all day-to-day operations and administration of about 160 employees and an annual budget of about $100 million, including $70 million in capital improvement projects.
The Town of Carrboro is currently inviting executive search firms and consultants to submit a written proposal to conduct a national executive recruitment campaign for the position of Town Manager. Learn more at http://townofcarrboro.org/bids.aspx?bidID=62