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Port Orange City Council Selects New City Manager During Special Meeting.

Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 9:25PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News



After an extensive recruitment process, Port Orange City Council selected Mr. Wayne Clark as the next City Manager at a Special Meeting Friday.

The city initially received 90 applications, and after a screening process, selected 11 candidates.

After a Special Meeting at the beginning of March, Council Members selected their top five candidates for the position. A public reception was held Thursday, March 18, with the Top Five candidates allowing City Council Members, Community Members, City Staff, and Residents an opportunity to meet the applicants.

According to a release from the City, Mr. Clark comes to Port Orange from the City of DeBary, where he has been serving as the Economic Development Director since October 2020. Before the City of DeBary, he served as Planning Director for New Hanover County in Wilmington, North Carolina for three years. From 2007-2017, Clark was the Community Development Director for the City of Port Orange.

Mr. Clark has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Minor in Communications. Clark holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.

Port Orange City Council announced a Special Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 30 allowing the City Council to officially award the contract to Mr. Clark.

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