The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at a special meeting on October 22 to appoint Randy Martin as Interim Town Manager of Emerald Isle. Randy will begin work in early November, and will work with departing Town Manager Frank Rush in November to promote a smooth transition.
Randy Martin has 34 years of experience as a City Manager, and recently retired as the City Manager of Franklin, VA, where he served since 2012. From 1995 - 2012, Randy served as the City Manager of Morehead City, NC, and he still resides in Morehead City. His career also includes service as the City Manager of King, NC from 1984 - 1995. The Board is pleased to have someone of Randy's caliber and local knowledge at the helm of the Town organization for the next several months while the Board recruits a new Town Manager. The Board will soon select an executive search consultant to coordinate a thorough recruitment and selection process, and hopes to appoint a new Town Manager sometime in spring 2019.
Frank Rush has served Emerald Isle as Town Manager since 2001, and recently accepted the position of City Manager of South Lake Tahoe, California. Frank begins his new position in December, and we wish him well in South Lake Tahoe. We were so fortunate to have Frank's guidance over the years as our Town Manager, and we feel blessed to have known and worked with such a great person. I, along with the Board of Commissioners, Town staff, and our citizens will truly miss his friendship and leadership. Frank's last day in Emerald Isle will be November 21, and the Board has scheduled a special reception for Frank and his family on Thursday, November 15 from 5 pm - 7 pm in the Community Center. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be available. A recent news article about Frank's new opportunity is posted at http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_e59be910-cf1b-11e8-af07-fb91c0289e75.html .
Please join me in providing a warm welcome to Randy Martin, and to also wish Frank Rush much success in this next chapter of his career.