City Bulletin

At tonight’s City Council meeting (Aug. 6), Rob Hites announced his plans to retire from his position as City Manager effective August 31, 2012.  Hites, 60, has been Statesville’s City Manager since 1998.  He began his career in 1977 as an assistant city manager in Durham, NC.

Hites is one of 16 Statesville City employees who are taking advantage of Council’s voluntary retirement incentive program developed during the budget process as a way to reduce the budget.     

After the meeting, Hites stated, “I’m young enough to do something different at this point in my life … teaching, working in the private sector … It is the right decision at the right time.”

Council will meet on Thursday, Aug. 9, to discuss plans for an interim manager and how to proceed with the hiring of Hites’ replacement.

Hites has also served as the City Manager of Lumberton, Southport and Pittsboro, NC and worked as a licensed contractor in Greensboro for six years. 

His tenure in Statesville has included many construction projects, beginning with the civic center and followed by renovations to the police station and city office building, construction of the Statesville Soccer Complex, Statesville Fitness & Activity Center and Fire Station Four, improvement to the airport, the streetscape project and his most satisfying accomplishment - the City Hall renovation project.

Rob and his wife, Lucy, have two school-age sons, William and Ben.

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Nancy Davis
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