Former Cherry Point commanding officer named Havelock city manager

Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 15:51 PM.

Frank Bottorff, a former base commanding officer at Cherry Point, has been hired as Havelock’s new city manager.

Mayor Jimmy Sanders made the announcement Tuesday morning.

“The board has worked hard on this for a number of months and I think they’ve done a good job,” Sanders said. “I’m pleased. We had some very good candidates and Frank prevailed.”

Bottorff, a retired colonel with 28 years in the Marine Corps, was chosen from a group of 51 applicants. Bottorff served as commanding officer at Cherry Point from 2006 to 2009.

“I’m extremely excited and honored to be a part of the team in Havelock,” Bottorff said. “We’ve been part of the community for a number of years now, and I certainly feel honored that the Board of Commissioners had enough faith in me to hire me for this position, and I’m really looking forward to it and can’t wait to get to work.”

Commissioners are expected to vote to officially hire Bottorff at their meeting on Monday.

“I think it was a very good selection,” Sanders said of Bottorff. “He’s not only familiar with Havelock, but probably more importantly he’s intimately familiar with the military and with the needs of the military and how the military functions.”



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