Stephens City names new assistant town manager

By Ryan Cornell

Michael Majher can trim an hour off his commute when he starts his new job this month.

Majher, 23, a Winchester resident who’s served as Bridgewater’s public works coordinator since February, has been selected as the new assistant town manager for Stephens City.

His starting salary is $50,000, according to his new boss, Town Manager Mike Kehoe.

Majher will work with Kehoe, “wearing many hats” and getting acquainted with the town’s current projects, planning and zoning ordinances and annual budget until Kehoe retires at the end of June. If Majher successfully completes this probationary period, he will fill Kehoe’s shoes as town manager.

Out of more than 40 applications sent in this summer, council members gradually reduced the pool until a group of three applicants were brought in last month for a second round of interviews. In a closed session following a meeting last week, council made the final decision to appoint Majher to the position.

“He was absolutely the youngest applicant, but the council was impressed with him during the interview process,” Kehoe said. “They thought he had the maturity level to assume the job.”

Kehoe added that Majher’s experience in information technology made him an attractive candidate.

A graduate of Millbrook High School, Majher earned his bachelor’s degree in public policy and administration from James Madison University in December. He starts Sept. 23.

Contact staff writer Ryan Cornell at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or

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