Havelock's Miller leaving to be Oriental town manager

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Diane Miller is leaving Havelock as its grants manager and public information officer to become town manager of Oriental.

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Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 08:50 PM.

The town of Oriental has ended its search for a new town manager, hiring Diane H. Miller, who is currently the communications coordinator for the city of Havelock.

Miller becomes the fourth town manager for Oriental and also the first woman to hold the position. Previous managers included Wyatt Cutler, Randy Cahoon and Bob Maxbauer. Maxbauer retired last year and Cutler returned and has served as the interim manager since. He had originally retired in 2009.

Mayor Bill Sage said Miller was selected from more than 45 applicants, a list that was cut to five and then three finalists. The town commissioners approved her hiring unanimously following a closed personnel session on Thursday. She was offered the job Friday.

Her starting salary will be $47,000. She joins the town staff March 21 during the first day of the board’s annual retreat at the Delamar Center on the campus of Pamlico Community College.

Miller, who lives in New Bern, indicated she plans to move to Oriental.

Sage called the hiring “the culmination of months of advertising, applications and interviews that have led the town to a highly qualified selection for its next manager.”

He said the candidates who applied offered impressive credentials.



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