After several months of an intensive search, the Mayor and Town Council announced that Larry DiRe has been hired as Town Manager effective August 29, 2018. DiRe has been the Interim Town Manager since the middle of June and has served the Town well during that period as well as continuing to be the Town planner in which he has been since February 2015.
He is an experienced manager and planner, and for over twenty years has held senior level positions in public service and non-profit organizations.
DiRe has also been adjunct faculty and taught undergraduate courses in political science, American government, urban studies, and public policy\administration at several colleges. Larry holds graduate degrees of MA\ABD in history from Loyola University Chicago, and MPA from UNC-Chapel Hill.
His research and professional practice areas include: civic engagement; conflict analysis and resolution; mediation; town and gown; public sector budgeting; local government transparency; land use planning and zoning; property rights; and local government management.