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Buncombe names 2 women as assistant county managers
Monday, 01 July 2019 23:31

From Staff Reports

Buncombe County Manager Avril Pinder recently announced the hiring of two new assistant county managers: Dakisha Wesley and Sybil Tate.

The announcement on June 14 followed a months-long national search, the county said in a press release.

“Their combined experience will significantly supplement and bring new perspectives to our existing leadership,” Pinder wrote in the release. 

“My intentions behind a two assistant county manager system are to provide strategic alignment, consistency, and support among departments. This will allow me to take more of a big picture approach to Buncombe County, while allowing the assistants to provide oversight of day-to-day operations of their departments.”

Pinder said she has yet to assign which departments Tate and Wesley will oversee. Tate is scheduled to begin on July 10, while Wesley is set to start on July 29.

Tate comes to Buncombe County from Person County, N,C.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Avril and the Buncombe County staff. I look forward to serving the citizens and the Board of Commissioners,” Tate said in the release. “Buncombe County is an innovative and exciting place to work and I can’t wait to get started,.”

Wesley joins Buncombe County from Lake County, Illinois.

“The opportunity to join the Buncombe County team under Avril’s leadership is one which I am grateful and excited for,” Wesley wrote. “There are many great things happening in Buncombe that allow me to offer my experience and passion in advancing the county’s interests.”

Former Buncombe County Assistant Manager Jon Creighton retired in the wake of an investigation into Wanda Greene, the county’s former manager. Greene and Creighton were later charged with fraud, and Creighton accepted a plea deal in October of 2018.



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