WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Carolina Beach named a new town manager at a meeting Tuesday night.
Bruce Oakley, who is currently serving as city manager in Southport, will step into the role.
“Bruce interviewed well, we had him over twice, his references were phenomenal, a good background check and we were very pleased to have him,” says Carolina Beach Mayor LeAnn Pierce. “I think he’s going to fit in well and work well with Ed Parvin, I believe they have similar personalities which I think is going to be great for Carolina Beach.”
Oakley has over a decades worth of town manager experience.
Carolina Beach fired their former town manager Lucky Narain back in June, citing issues with the town’s budget.
Narain was the town’s second town manager to be terminated in about a 10-month span.
Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin has been serving as the interim manager.
Oakley is expected to start February 18.