Applicants look to fill town manager position

Three applicants vie for the Woodstock Town Manager position.

Mayor Jeremy McCleary said that 20 applicants vied for the position, most of whom were from Virginia, but some were from other states. At this point in the selection process, three applicants have been identified to move on to the interview stage.

“We will be conducting the interviews over the next few weeks and hope to have a decision as soon as possible,” he said.

Former town manager, Reid Wodicka, who was town manager for three years, accepted a position in Bedford County as assistant county administrator.

Angela Clem has served as interim town manager since Aug. 1 and will continue to hold this position until a new town manager has been selected.

“We feel like the town is in really good hands during the transition period in which we will be selecting the next town manager,” he added.

When interviewing for Wodicka’s replacement, McCleary said they are looking for someone to keep the town moving in the right direction.

“We feel like the town is headed in the right direction. The town has spent much of the last several years planning for the future,” he said. “We would like the new town manager to keep us heading in the right direction and to continue the implementation of our Strategic Plan and our Capital Improvement Plan.”

The salary for the new town manager will be dependent upon the qualifications of the successful applicant, he added.

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