Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers: Adam Mitchell

Position: Town manager, Fuquay-Varina; holds Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association; active with the N.C. League of Municipalities; board member for ElectriCities of N.C.

Favorite accomplishments: “Having been appointed as a town manager in North Carolina at the age of 24 and being recognized as a Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association. Having successfully planned and implemented large capital projects from building parks to expanding water and wastewater systems, to managing the growth of a complex public power electric network; being elected or appointed to boards and commissions including ElectriCities of North Carolina.”

Motivation: “My wife, Bridget, and children, Adelynn and Harrison. Being an integral part of building a community and seeing the results of hard work. Leading and working with a great team of individuals to accomplish meaningful outcomes.”

Biggest challenge: “Managing transformational growth with numerous projects in progress at one time. I address it by being organized, a good time manager, and working with an excellent group of department managers that are effective at doing their jobs. It also helps to have a supportive town board, and wife!”

Guiding philosophy: “Working hard, dedication, leading by example and enjoying what I do at both home and work.”

Fun fact: “I have earned a third-degree black belt in karate, and have twice competed in the U.S. Open martial arts tournament.”

Advice: “Be yourself and be fully committed to what you do; the results of your hard work will be more rewarding that way.”

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