Port Orange Chooses New City Manager


Port Orange, FL - The search that began with 84 resumes, whittled down to 11, and then down to five finalists, has ended in the selection of Wayne Clark as the new City Manager of Port Orange.

Clark and the other four candidates went through a public meet-and-greet last Thursday, followed on Friday by one-on-one interviews with City Council members and then public interviews. Clark was chosen during a Special Meeting that took  place after the interviews.

Per a press release from the city of Port Orange, Clark comes to Port Orange from the City of DeBary where he has been serving as the Economic Development Director since October 2020.  Prior to the City of DeBary, he served as Planning Director for New Hanover County in Wilmington NC for three years and from 2007-2017, Clark was the Community Development Director for the City of Port Orange.

Mr. Clark has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, and a Minor in Communications and holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.

The contract is expected to be awarded to Clark during a Port Orange Special Meeting on Tuesday, March 30.


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