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Mr. Tony Sears

City Manager

Kinston Department of Public Safety

Direct Phone: (252) ***-****       

Kinston Department of Public Safety

205 E. King Street

Kinston, North Carolina 28502

United States

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Employment History

City Manager

City of Kinston

City Manager

Kinston Free Press

Town Manager

Town of Kenly

City Manger

City of Randleman

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Pride

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Alderman Meeting

Education


politics
Appalachian State University

Master's of Public Administration

Appalachian State University

bachelor's degree
political science
Appalachian State University

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Kinston Mayor BJ Murphy and City Manager Tony Sears are working to inform the public about the traffic delays.


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Kinston City Manager Tony Sears confirmed Dec. 9 a report by the Dallas Morning News that the Binghamton-Wilmington-Kinston deal fell through, but that the Rangers were still looking to put a team in Kinston in 2017, allowing for the Rangers to end its affiliation with the California League's High Desert Mavericks. "When we speak with the people from Texas, we have been assured that the deal is moving forward as-is, to the point that we have a phone meeting set up in early January to discuss moving forward with the project," Sears said Dec. 9.


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Kinston City Manager Tony Sears confirmed Dec. 9 a report by the Dallas Morning News that the Binghamton-Wilmington-Kinston deal fell through, but that the Rangers were still looking to put a team in Kinston in 2017, allowing for the Rangers to end its affiliation with the California League's High Desert Mavericks. "When we speak with the people from Texas, we have been assured that the deal is moving forward as-is, to the point that we have a phone meeting set up in early January to discuss moving forward with the project," Sears said Dec. 9.


City Manager Search | BJ Murphy, Mayor of Kinston

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"There's two types of managers," Sears said Tuesday, a day after the Kinston City Council voted unanimously to approve his contract. "There's the managers who are long-term managers who are content where they're at, and there's other managers who seek challenges; to be honest, that's part of the draw to Kinston."

Sears, who will start work Nov. 2, said he made several visits to Kinston in recent months and conducted research on the issues facing the city.
"I don't have all the information I need right now to be making informed decisions (on issues), and that's one of the things I need to do when I get there, is sit down with the department heads and the staff and get caught up on the issues," he said.
He has spent the last seven years as manager of the Randolph County town of Randleman, which has a population of about 3,600.
Kinston, by comparison, has a population of about 21,000, a current budget of $99 million and a workforce of 65.
Randleman's fiscal 2012 budget is $6.1 million and its workforce numbers 50 - it is 51 including Sears.
Sears stressed the experience and talent of Kinston's department heads and staff would help make the transition to a larger city easier - he also said he was looking to make the move to a larger community after seven years in Randleman.
"When you've got experienced department heads that can do the right thing, and you trust them to do the right thing, that makes the transition a little bit easier," he said.
Sears described Kinston residents as "extremely friendly and welcoming."
He said one of the most important lessons he has learned in his previous management positions is to build up a good support staff.
"Surrounding yourself with good intelligent people is what you do to have a good, effective government, and I'm lucky that that's already in place," Sears said of Kinston.
Sears was among 50 candidates who applied for the Kinston city manager's position, and Councilman Will Barker said the field was narrowed down to three finalists, including Sears.
The council offered him the position on Sept. 23, and he accepted on Sept. 27, Barker said.
"He had checked us out, he had done his homework and he just had an air of confidence about him," Barker said of his impressions of Sears.
The City Council unanimously approved his contract Monday, for which he will receive an annual salary of $110,000.
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Randleman has had major problems in recent years with the maintenance of its water and sewer infrastructure, and Sears has worked to get those problems fixed.
"Tony admits he doesn't know it all, but he's also smart, honest, and knows how to finance on a shoestring," Murphy said.
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Sources: Free Press archives, Tony Sears, N.C. Employment Security Commission
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KFP: Tony Sears is new Kinston city manager
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Tony Sears, 34, who is currently serving as Randleman's city manager, was tapped as Kinston's newest city manager Monday.
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Sears is scheduled to start work Nov. 2.
In brief remarks before the council Monday, the new city manager said he was looking forward to coming to Kinston.
"Obviously Kinston has some issues, and I look forward to sorting those out and helping the city move forward," he said.
Before coming to Kinston, Sears spent nearly seven years as city manager of the town of Randleman.
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Sears is married with two sons, ages 9 and 7. Monday was his youngest son's birthday.
He attended high school in the Wake County town of Apex, and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in political science, with a concentration in town, city and county government.
He also minored in community planning and history. Sears earned his Master's of Public Administration from ASU in 2002.
In addition to serving as Randleman's city manager, Sears interned with the town of Troy in 2000 and Apex in 2001. He was town manager for Kenly in 2002 and 2003.
Sears will take over the reins from Interim City Manager Bill Ellis, who has been at City Hall since July 1.
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"I'm just happy to be here, and I just can't wait for 30 days to be up," Sears said.
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Name: Tony Sears


Public Safety | BJ Murphy, Mayor of Kinston

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Kinston City Manager Tony Sears said the conference will open up further discussions in the future with the city leaders and residents.

"Obviously, we can't begin and end just like this," Sears said.
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Thanks to Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy, City Manager Tony Sears and City Councilman Joe Tyson, the program is being revived.

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