NEWPORT NEWS--The City Council announced Tuesday night that it has selected a new City Manager.
James M. 'Jim' Bourey will replace former City Manager Neil Morgan who retired at the end of May. His first day on the job will be July 16th and he will make an annual salary of $202,000.
Cindy Rohlf has been serving as Interim City Manager since June 1st.
Bourey is originally from Hanover, New Hampshire and is currently Director of Corporate Development with Elliot Davis, an accounting/financial services firm in Greenville, South Carolina. He is involved in economic development and business recruitment activities throughout the region.
According to a release from the city, he previously he served in a variety of local government management positions, most recently as City Manager of Greenville from 2004 to 2010.
Prior to that he held senior management positions in El Dorado County, California, Hennepin County, Minnesota, and Hillsborough County, Florida.
Bourey holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Design from North Carolina State University, and two master's degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, in Urban Design and in Architecture.
Bourey was chosen after a nationwide search that yielded 42 applicants, with four finalists being interviewed by City Council. The council unanimously agreed to offer him the position.