Town Hires Town Manager
Bruce Oakley, the current City Manager of Southport, NC, has been hired as the new Town Manager in Carolina Beach, and begins his new position on February 18, 2020. As the top administrator, Bruce will assume responsibility for the daily operations of the town, including approximately 117 employees and a $25 million-dollar budget.
In addition to his experience in Southport , Bruce has 13 years of practice administering municipal budgets as Town Manager of Oak Ridge, NC. His skills and past employment also include working in planning and development in Rockingham and Guilford counties. Bruce has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Affairs, both from UNC Greensboro.
Bruce is a native of Greensboro, NC, is married, has one daughter, and a rescued Jack Russel Terrier. In his free time, he enjoys running, exercising, and reading. Bruce stated “I am honored to be chosen as the new Town Manager and I am excited to get started. Carolina Beach is a great place with an even better future. The Town has a Mayor and Town Council that are committed to excellence, and a talented professional staff that are dedicated to serving the community. It will be a pleasure working with them all. It will also be a pleasure to work closely with all the volunteers in town and getting to know the local citizens and business owners.”