Village Council chooses from five finalists
The Village of Marvin has a new administrator. Justin Price, formerly the assistant Town Manager and Planning Director of Troy, North Carolina will replace former administrator Terri Patton, who resigned May 16.
“My view is we have an energetic, get the job done administrator.” Councilman Ross Overby said. “This line of work is the focus of his education and his career objective.”
Price graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2007, with a Bachelors of Art and completed his Masters of Public Administration at Appalachian State University in 2010. Born in Charlotte, Mr. Price calls Denver, North Carolina his hometown.
“[I have a] deep-rooted commitment to public service and my passion for local government was the primary driving force behind my decision to apply and accept the position of Village Administrator in Marvin.” Price said. “The Village of Marvin presents a unique opportunity for me to work with a new staff that is similarly energetic and passionate about local government.”
“[Price] will bring his vigor to getting things done and seeking out answers to new or unique issues from his peers across the State.” Overby said.
For the last year, Price has worked for the Town of Troy, a small community of approximately 4,000 people, located 70 miles east of Marvin, near Albemarle. Troy, established in 1852, serves as the county seat for Montgomery County and offers a range of municipal services including police, fire, public works, parks and recreation.
“I was immediately intrigued by the scope of work I would experience in Marvin and the ability to work on large scale projects such as the Marvin-Efird Park.” Price said. “It has always been my desire to work for a small town where the impacts of local government can be seen in the improved quality of life for the citizens.”
Mr. Price will take the oath of office as Village Administrator and Clerk during a special meeting July 11 at 10:00 am, in the Village Hall. This meeting is in lieu of the Village’s regular monthly meeting on July 12, which has been cancelled.