On Tuesday night, the town council and mayor announced that they had not yet made a final decision new town manager. I have not met their final selection, which was announced last night. It will be interesting to see how things go from this point. I almost expected a WWE style plot twist, but it seems that this was a bit more straightly played. I still laugh or just shake my head whenever I see the reference to Jeff White having resigned. We all know that is not how it really went down. Here is the news blurb on WMPM, followed by The Selma News
Stan Farmer Named Selma's New Town Manager - The Town of Selma has named Stan Farmer as their new town manager. Farmer, who is currently the town manager of Lucama in Wilson County , will begin work in Selma on March 31. Farmer was selected to replace Jeff White who resigned two months ago. The mayor and town council have high expectations for the 37-year-old hire. He is expected to help resolve Selma ’s financial crisis. This year the town has spent $400,000 more than they have taken in.
Stan Farmer hired as new Selma town manager
The Selma Town Council voted unanimously in a special meeting Thursday afternoon to hire Stan Farmer, current town administrator for Lucama, as Selma’s new town manager.
Framer is an honors graduate of Appalachian State University with a master’s degree in town administration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Farmer has served a town administrator in Lucama for the past three and a half years. In that position he has performed the duties of finance officer for a $2.5 million annual budget and a current $1.3 million capital project budget.
He also has performed the duties of planning director and code enforcement officer by reviewing subdivision proposals, preparing zoning compliance letters, setting goals for efficient land use, and providing nuisance abatement and code enforcement. He has extensive grant-writing experience.
"I was real excited when I learned of the opportunity to work with the town of Selma," said Farmer, who plans to relocate his family to the town within six months. "The whole family loves eating and shopping in Selma and I’ve always thought it would be a great place to raise a kid."
Farmer plans to be on the job in Selma within 30 days and hopes to be in the office by the end of March.