FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Board of Supervisors has chosen someone with about 40 years experience as city manager in Winchester and other communities as the newest board member on the Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority.

The supervisors unanimously approved Edwin Daley’s appointment to the EDA board, which is an unpaid position. He is filling the seat left vacant by William Biggs, the EDA’s treasurer of 30 years who cited health issues upon his October resignation.

According to a biography for a University of Pittsburgh alumni award, Daley in 1976 began his extended governmental career in Dodge City, Kansas, where he was promoted to city manager after serving as assistant city manager.

The biography states that in 1980 he was appointed city manager in Fairmont, West Virginia; became Winchester city manager in 1986; and was named Hopewell city manager in 2007.

Supervisors Chairman Tony Carter stated in an email that the county was fortunate to have a good pool of applicants from which to choose.

“Several brought a lot to the table. However, with Mr. Daley’s background in local government and work with other EDAs, our board felt that he would be the best fit for the EDA at the time,” he said.