Siler City’s Roy Lynch to take county finance position, step down as town manager

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SILER CITY — Siler City Town Manager Roy Lynch is stepping down from his post to take a new job as Chatham County’s finance director.

Lynch, who has served as the chief administrator in Siler City government since 2019, announced his resignation during a closed session of the town’s Jan. 18 commission board meeting. Lynch came into the position after serving as Siler City’s finance director when former manager Bryan Thompson left to work as the county’s assistant manager in July 2019.

Lynch said he wanted to find a way to contribute to Chatham County as it continues to grow, and he said his new position as the county’s finance director will help him do that.

“I aspire to expand my knowledge in local government and gain an in-depth perspective into the operations of county government,” he said.

Lynch said he was thankful for the opportunities he has been given through working for Siler City as the town manager. The position allowed him to have an active role in important projects for the town, including approving various commercial and residential developments and creating programs geared towards its residents.

“It’s been gratifying to be a part of and see the completion of major projects that have been in progress, even since before I was hired as the town manager,” Lynch said. “These projects include improvements to the utility infrastructure, planning for future growth and quality of life programs through recreation. Many projects are currently underway and will continue the enhancement for years to come.”

The town began posting the opening last week.

Lynch’s last day will is March 25. The application for the town manager position is open, and those interested in applying should contact Human Resources director Nancy Darden at

Lynch said he has enjoyed working with the staff in Siler City, and he hopes his successor will continue to work hard for Siler City and its residents.

“[I want the next manager to] rely on the town staff leadership team for their support and continue to focus on the infrastructure needs that will enable future residential and commercial development,” Lynch said. “I have enjoyed working with so many wonderful staff members and have made lasting friendships.”

Reporter Taylor Heeden can be reached at


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