Meet Interim Town Manager Greg Sparks
On Wednesday of this week, Nags Head's Board of Commissioners appointed Greg Sparks as the the town's interim manager beginning this morning at 10 am. He is replacing Cliff Ogburn who resigned to become the Southern Shores town manager.
A recent retiree from Eureka, a port city on the northern coast of California, where he served as the city manager from May 2014 until December 2019, Mr. Sparks has nearly 40 years of management experience, including service in communities with tourism-based economies, such as Mountain Village, CO, home of the popular Telluride ski resort. Mr. Sparks holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nevada and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Northern Iowa.
“Greg clearly has the experience to provide a high level of guidance and stability for our town while we search for a full-time manager,” said Mayor Ben Cahoon. “In our interview, he impressed the Board with his depth of experience, his professionalism, and his enthusiasm for helping Nags Head through this transitional period. His knowledge of coastal and tourism-driven communities will be an asset to our town.”
The Board will discuss the hiring process for a new town manager in the upcoming weeks.