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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TOWN MANAGER

 
Examples from the schedule of David Parrish, Town Manager, Yanceyville, North Carolina
 
8:15
Create a detailed to-do list for the day
Gather materials for evening’s council meeting
Check that council meeting room is prepared
9:00
Meeting with mayor
Discuss upcoming council meeting and other current issues
10:00
Meeting with police chief
Discuss police department strategies
11:00
Meeting with manager of women’s shelter
Calls about obtaining permit to transport medical patients, talk with town engineer about sidewalks, call from citizen about tapping into the town water system
11:30
Answer / return phone calls
12:00
Walk downtown for lunch at drug store counter.
Walk back to office. People blow horns and wave. County maintenance manager stops to talk about a project.
1:00
Meeting with town engineer
1:45
Walk to bank and post office
2:30
Meeting at town water plant
Meet with water distribution operator to discuss recent spill
3:30
Deliver papers to Court Clerk and to County Manager
4:00
Visit town newspaper office
Meet with editor and reporter to verify content in article
4:30
Meeting with new employee re insurance
4:45
Answer / return phone calls
Building and planning issues
6:00
County Commissioners’ meeting
7:00
Town Council meeting
Report on current issues and on county commissioners’ meeting