Monday, June 22, 2009

Montgomery County Names Administrator

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has named F. Craig Meadows, 48, new County Administrator effective Aug. 1.

Meadows’ annual salary will be $140,000. He has worked this region in the past, serving as City Manager of Bedford from 1998 to 2005. Meadows was named City Manager of Monroe, N.C., in 2005, where he managed a staff of 455 employees and $135 million budget. His duties there included daily management of city operations, including police, fire, public utilities, planning, tourism, parks and recreation and economic development. He is interim Town Manager of Red Springs, N.C. after departing Monroe earlier this year.

“Craig Meadows has extensive financial experience and a record of teamwork and community involvement,” said Montgomery County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Annette Perkins. “He received excellent recommendations and has a variety of experience with daily management of local government operations and issues such as regional 911collaboration, municipal infrastructure and economic development. We felt he would fit in well with the excellent staff we have now and provide leadership.”

“I see tremendous opportunity for the county as it moves into the future with the dynamics between the county, towns and Virginia Tech,” Meadows said.

Meadows will succeed Clay Goodman, who left in March to become Roanoke County’s administrator. Assistant County Administrator L. Carol Edmonds is serving as interim administrator.

The board received more than 50 applications in its nationwide search for a new administrator.

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