Siler’s Bryan Thompson to take new role in Chatham

Posted 4/26/19

SILER CITY — Siler City Town Manager Bryan Thompson is moving — but not very far.

Thompson, the town’s manager since 2013, informed the Siler City Board of Commissioners that he will be …

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Siler’s Bryan Thompson to take new role in Chatham

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SILER CITY — Siler City Town Manager Bryan Thompson is moving — but not very far.

Thompson, the town’s manager since 2013, informed the Siler City Board of Commissioners that he will be resigning his post in July in order to take on the position of assistant county manager for Chatham County.

Thompson told the News + Record the July 14 date was set to ensure that the town’s budget process is completed smoothly and to allow for a proper transition to the next town manager. Thompson sent a letter to the Siler City Board of Commissioners on April 15 announcing his resignation.

“I hope you can fully appreciate the substance of my sentiment when I express my deepest gratitude and pride in having served in this role,” Thompson’s letter read. “I hope you will agree that as a result of the collective leadership from you and our devoted staff, many accomplishments have been realized through our efforts and commitment to enhancing the well-being of our community.”

Thompson’s letter went on to say “this departure from my present responsibilities with the Town of Siler City does not represent a departure from my interest, and to a real extent, involvement with the continued progress for our community; as I have accepted the position of Assistant County Manager for Chatham County.”

Siler City Mayor John Grimes noted that while he was sad to see Thompson leave, he was looking forward to seeing all that Thompson would do in the future.

“He’s done so much for Siler City,” Grimes said. “He told us where we needed improvement, created a plan of action, and gave us a good estimate of what it would cost. And the people he has hired have all been really solid. It’s a loss for the Siler City community and its citizens. However, he is not traveling far so hopefully we’ll be able to access him when we need advice or clarification.”

Chatham County Manager Dan LaMontagne, who hired Thompson for the position, noted his appreciation for Thompson and the role he will fill.

“I am very happy to have Bryan as our new assistant manager,” LaMontagne said. “His knowledge and experience will surely be an asset to the county.”

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