Anson County native David Edwards has been selected as Wadesboro’s new town manager, Mayor Bill Thacker announced at Monday’s council meeting.
Edwards, who will start work June 18, replaces Alex Sewell, who left in January to take a similar position in Stallings. Sewell had been manager since 2013.
Edwards is currently serving as airport operations manager at Charlotte Douglas International Airport where he has worked since 2007 and responsible for the planning and management of an $8.5 million budget, according to a press release.
“I can’t express how thankful and humbled I am to have this opportunity to serve the town of Wadesboro, a place that has been an important part of my life and my development,” Edwards said in a statement. “My wife, Caty, and I are eager to engage with the community and to raise our daughters in this wonderful place.”
Edwards said that after being away for 10 years, he and his family are glad to be home, and ready to get back to their roots.
“I’m just extrememly excited for the opportunity, excited to be able to come back to Anson County, and to serve the town of Wadesboro for many, many more years,” he told the council on Monday. “I will do everything in my power to do the best job I can.”
He previously worked as assistant manager for landside operations and as an airport operations supervisor at Charlotte Douglas.
Edwards holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
“The Town Council and I are excited to have someone of David’s education, experience, and demeanor to serve as our new town manager,” said Thacker. “With his background and his knowledge of Anson County, we believe that he will be a perfect fit for the town of Wadesboro.”