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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday appointed former Waynesville City Manager Lee Galloway interim city manager in Hendersonville to take over for the departing Bo Ferguson, who is leaving to become assistant city manager in Durham.
Galloway, who retired from the Waynesville post in June after 39 years in local government management, met with the City Council in a closed session last week. The council formally hired Galloway during its regular meeting on Thursday night.
A native of Brevard, Galloway is a graduate of UNC at Chapel Hill who has earned numerous honors. He has been Haywood County Person of the Year, earned a Main Street Champion designation from the state Department of Commerce and received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian award the governor bestows on North Carolinians. He worked for towns in North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia before he returned to the N.C. mountains and the Waynesville post.
Galloway will start work in City Hall on Dec. 17, giving him two weeks to serve alongside the current manager before Ferguson leaves for Durham. The agreement calls for Galloway to work until the City Council hires a permanent manager.