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Rolesville hires assistant town manager

Rolesville Town Hall Amber Revels Stocks | The Wake Weekly file

Rolesville Town Hall Amber Revels Stocks | The Wake Weekly file

ROLESVILLE — Local officials recently welcomed Eric Marsh as Rolesville’s new assistant town manager.

Marsh comes to Rolesville from UNC Health, where he served as strategy and organizational excellence leader for the care management COVID-19 task force. He previously spent 10 years in local government, working for Durham County, the town of Carrboro and the city of Durham.

Town leaders said Marsh studied civil engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, received his master’s degree in public administration from the UNC School of Government and is in the second year of a doctorate program in strategic leadership and organizational development at Regent University.

“Still, he believes his best education came from growing up in a family that was all about faith, farming and construction,” a town news release states.

Assistant town manager is a new position in Rolesville. Primary functions include assisting with oversight of projects such as the Main Street/Burlington Mills grant project, the new public works facility and developing plans for organization, facilities and infrastructure projects. Marsh will also transition into overseeing the Rolesville Public Works Department.

This position was prioritized by an organizational assessment completed late last year and made a budget priority.

“This position is of significance now and into the future for the community and organization,” Town Manager Kelly Arnold said. “Eric stood out in a group of over 100 applicants for the position. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge needed at this time.”

Marsh said he’s excited about this new opportunity with the town of Rolesville, which he said will bring the chance to experience and, more importantly, serve the Rolesville community as it continues to grow and evolve.