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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hickory Assistant City Manager Warren Wood leaving Hickory Inc.

Warren Wood leaving effective March 30, 2015 -- announcement at Hickory City Website:

Hickory’s Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, Warren Wood, accepts Town of Waxhaw’s Town Manager position - Hickory Inc. - February 17, 2015

HICKORY – The City of Hickory announced that the Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, Warren Wood, has accepted the Town Manager position with the Town of Waxhaw, NC.

After a competitive nationwide search, the Town of Waxhaw’s Town Board announced Wood as its selection for the position of Town Manager on Monday evening, February 16.

Wood has been with the City of Hickory for 22 years, and served in a variety of professional and management positions, most recently overseeing the City’s Administrative Services, Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation, and has had primary responsibility for budget development and budget administration.

“Warren has been an instrumental part of our team for many years.  He is well respected by the City’s department heads and well liked in the community.  He has played a key role in developing the City’s budget during the recession and leaves us in great financial shape,” said Hickory City Manager Mick Berry.  “He is a good friend, and while we will miss his financial savvy and wit around the office, I wish him, Amy and their children all the best. Waxhaw is getting a good one.”

Wood is a native of Hickory. He began his career as Town Manager of Badin, North Carolina in 1991 before beginning work for the City of Hickory in 1993. In Hickory, he worked as Purchasing Agent, Human Resources Director, Director of Administration and Budget, and ultimately, Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

According to the Town of Waxhaw’s release, Warren Wood will manage the Town of Waxhaw’s organization, which comes at a time of tremendous population growth and development. He will be leading an outstanding staff to achieve the vision and goals put forth by the Waxhaw Town Board. The releases stated that Wood’s proven expertise in both fiscal and operational municipal management will be invaluable to the Town of Waxhaw as it continues to expand Town services to its increasing number of citizens, while keeping an important eye on the financial bottom line.

Wood will join the Town of Waxhaw on March 30, 2015.

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