Rocky Mount names new town manager

Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 8:43 PM EDT
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ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ) - The Town of Rocky Mount is welcoming Robert J. Wood as its newest town manager.

Wood is the former city administrator of West Lake Hills, Texas, and will replace James Ervin, who is retiring after 14 years in the position.

The Town Council unanimously approved the employment agreement with Wood April 12.

“Rocky Mount is gaining a seasoned individual with a track record of achievement as a local government manager. All of us on Council were impressed by his knowledge, experience and demeanor, and we believe that he will be an excellent fit for our town,” added Steve Angle, mayor of Rocky Mount.

The national search for the new town manager was aided by the Berkley Group of Bridgewater, Virginia, and was narrowed from 12 candidates to four remaining finalists for interviews.

Wood graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in economics and a master’s degree in public affairs. He is an Eagle Scout and fluent in Spanish.

Wood will assume his role May 1, 2021.

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