North Carolina - The Gaston County Board of Commissioners recently hired Dr. Kim Eagle as county manager. Eagle currently serves as the city of Charlotte's assistant city manager. Before that, she worked as Charlotte's director of the Office of Strategy & Budget and senior operations adviser, deputy director of Charlotte Water, evaluation manager, and assistant business manager among other roles. Her first day with Gaston County will be Aug. 5.
Colorado - Englewood City Council approved a contract June 24 to hire Shawn Lewis as city manager. Lewis has served as the assistant city manager for the city of Longmont, Colorado, since 2013. He previously worked as director of community and economic development and director of development services for the city of San Angelo, Texas. He also was the business development coordinator and Old Town Development coordinator for the city of Lewisville, Texas. He is expected to start his job on Aug. 5 to succeed former Englewood City Manager Erick Keck who resigned in October 2018.
Massachusetts - Lisa Wieland was recently named chief executive officer and executive director of the Massachusetts Port Authority (MassPort) for a five-year term by the authority's board of directors. Wieland has served as the port director at MassPort since 2015. Before that, she worked as the authority's chief administrative officer for maritime from 2013 to 2015, director of corporate planning and analysis, and director of human resource strategy and employment. She currently serves on the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime System National Advisory Committee. Wieland takes over for MassPort's acting CEO John Pranckevicius who filled the position after former CEO Thomas Glynn stepped down in November 2018. Pranckevicius will return to his role as chief financial officer for MassPort.
Florida - Delray Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board members promoted Renee Jadusingh to executive director of the agency. Jadusingh previously served as assistant director of the CRA since February 2018. Prior to joining Delray, she was staff counsel at the Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA for four years, director of Plaza Research Atlanta, and assistant director of Plaza Research Fort Lauderdale. She replaces executive director Jeff Costello who submitted his resignation to the board after serving in the position for five years.
Utah - Carolyn Gonot has been named executive director of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). She replaces interim Executive Director Steve Meyer. Gonot previously served as chief planning and engineering officer at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose, California. She also held positions as VTA's chief engineering and program delivery officer, chief development officer, and deputy director of its congestion management program.
Hawaii - Gov. David Ige selected Neal Miyahira to be the new director of the Hawaii Department of Budget and Finance. Miyahira currently serves as the department administrator over the budget, program planning, and management division. Prior to that, he was the department's director and deputy director for 20 years. He also worked as deputy director and chief of research at the Hawaii Department of Taxation and held various roles in the Hawaii Senate and for the state. Miyahira succeeds acting director Robert Yu who has been in the position since early this year after Rod Becker stepped down.