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South Boston taps Bedford official as next town manager

SoVaNow.com / May 18, 2014
South Boston Town Council has selected Timothy L. Wilson as South Boston’s next Town Manager. He will begin his new position on June 16 with an annual salary of $108,000.

He succeeds current Town Manager Ted Daniel, who is retiring at the end of June.

Originally from Newport News, Wilson is currently the Director of Community Development for Bedford County. He has served in this position since January 2011. Wilson has served in a variety of local government management positions, including Director of Planning and Development, Nags Head, N.C.; Director of Planning and Community Development, Middlesex County, Va.; Director of Planning for Brunswick County, Va., and as an Economic Development Planner with the Southside Planning District Commission in South Hill.

Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Christopher Newport University, and has numerous urban and public planning certificates which include: Legal and Legislative Foundations of Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Certified Board of Zoning Appeals Program and the Virginia Certified Planning Commissioners Program.

“With over 25 years of public service experience, Tim will complement our exceptional team of Town employees,” said South Boston Mayor Ed Owens. “My fellow elected officials on Town Council and I look forward to Tim’s leadership and professional guidance as he works with us, town departments, other local and state governmental organizations, and the community at-large to continue to make South Boston an evolving place where great things are happening.”

Wilson was chosen after an extensive search that yielded 56 applicants, a field that was narrowed to three finalists. Following a second interview on May 12, Mayor Owens subsequently offered Wilson the position on behalf of a unanimous Town Council.

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Am I the only one who sees something strange when a town manager makes roughly $30k less than a school superintendent?

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Ok let the people say I complain too much. This guy should not make 108K in a town of south boston's size. Cray The sup. of schools should not make 140K (she makes more by the time you figure in her car allowance and her deffered comp) and yet we as voters allow this to happen. He should make no more the 60K max! SO all you people that say I complain to much remember that if you don't complain nothing will change, if you don't get involved nothing changes and if you go along with people nothing changes, you are just feel good about yourself. I don't give a hoot what these politico's think. We are paying their salary. But we are in the day that you can't complain or you will be thought of as negative etc. You are the people that would have stayed on the British side during the Rev. War.


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