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Jim Westmoreland Tapped as Deputy City Manager
Posted Date: 9/12/2012 12:30 PM

Contact: Donnie Turlington
Phone: 336-373-3769

A familiar face has re-joined the City of Greensboro’s executive leadership team. City Manager Denise Turner Roth has selected Jim Westmoreland to serve as deputy city manager starting October 15. Westmoreland previously served the City of Greensboro as assistant city manager for economic development from 2008-2009 and was the City’s transportation director from 1999-2008.

According to Roth, Westmoreland’s experience in policy implementation and infrastructure improvement at the local and state level is a key addition to the City’s leadership team. “Jim’s knowledge of Greensboro and understanding of how to maneuver policies and processes within our organizational structure is a huge asset,” says Roth. “As a deputy city manager, Jim will play an integral role in shepherding strategic projects and fine tuning our operations and service efforts to make us more effective and efficient in how we provide those services in the future. “

Westmoreland was the deputy secretary for transit for the North Carolina Department of Transportation from 2009-2011. He re-joins the City from the private sector where he has served as principal of Stantec Consulting Inc. for the past year. He originally joined the City in 1996 as the engineering and planning manager in the department of transportation. He also previously worked as an engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation from 1991-1996.

“I am both honored and privileged to be returning to the City of Greensboro,” says Westmoreland. “The opportunity to come home and to once again serve the City I love is very exciting. I'm eager to get started and look forward to helping our city manager implement the important strategic goals and priorities of our City Council and to leading our very talented organization forward.”

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