Council appoints new city manager

Published 8:14 pm Thursday, April 25, 2013

Washington’s new city manager reports to work July 1.

The Washington City Council appointed Brian Alligood to the post during its meeting Monday. Currently, Alligood is county manager of Granville County.

“I am excited about the appointment of Brian to the city manager position with the City of Washington. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will continue to move our organization and our community forward,” Mayor Archie Jennings said.

Alligood’s appointment came after the council emerged from a closed session to discuss a personnel issue.

Alligood has been county manager in Granville County since 2006. Currently, he oversees a county budget of more than $50 million and more than 250 full-time employees. Previously, Alligood served as town manager for Boiling Springs and deputy county manager in Granville County. He also worked for the N.C. Department of Transportation and Western Carolina University Medical Service.

Alligood has a B.S. degree in civil engineering from N.C. State University, a B.S. degree in emergency medical care from Western Carolina University and a master’s degree in public administration from N.C. State University.

Alligood also worked for Martin-McGill, a private company that provides a variety of management consulting, project management, public planning and financial services to entities throughout the southeast United States.

For more information about Washington’s new city manager, including salary and benefit details, see future editions of the Washington Daily News.

About Mike Voss

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986.
Journalism awards:
• Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990.
• Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion.
• Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award.
• Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990.
All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991.
• North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006.
Recently learned he will receive another award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010.
4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

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