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City promotes Pahle to assistant manager

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Hendersonville City Manager John Connet has promoted city budget specialist Brian Pahle to the new position of assistant city manager.

"The establishment of the Assistant City Manager position was necessitated by the increasing day to day demands of managing our rapidly growing city,” Connet said.

Pahle began working for the City of Hendersonville as an administrative intern in May 2014 and has advanced to several positions of greater responsbility, including Assistant to the City Manager/ Budget and Evaluation Director, during his tenure. He has Bachelors of Science and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Appalachian State University and is a Certified Budget and Evaluation Officer in the State of North Carolina.

Over the past three years, Pahle has been responsible for the development and management of the City’s annual budget process. He annually prepares the City of Hendersonville’s comprehensive budget document. The document has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Governmental Finance Officers Association for three consecutive years. Brian has also overseen the development and implementation of a comprehensive Capital Improvement Program and numerous human resource, financial and administrative policies.

“Brian has proven himself as a strong local government professional," Connet said. "He has taken the initiative to improve himself by attending numerous professional development courses and developed a strong network within the local government environment. He has proven that he can work well with both internal and external customers and has volunteered to serve as the City’s representative on several local boards and committees.”

As assistant city manager, Brian will oversee the finance, human resources, downtown development and fire departments. He will also continue his role as the city's information technology manager. The promotion was effective on Friday.