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-Press Release, City of Henderson
Mr. Edward Terrell Blackmon has been selected as Henderson’s new City Manager and will be sworn in during the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 6 p.m. or shortly thereafter.
A native of Smithfield, NC, Mr. Blackmon is a seasoned nonprofit executive with prior municipal government experience. He has served as Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Chester in South Carolina, as well as holding various planning positions in the NC communities of Monroe, Raleigh, Garner and Tarboro.
Blackmon received his MBA from Montreat College and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mr. Blackmon is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in North & South Carolina, in addition to being recognized as a certified Housing Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council.
Mr. Blackmon’s community activities include the Beta Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Team Charlotte grassroots basketball program. He also serves as President of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Chapter.
Mayor Eddie Ellington made the following comment on Blackmon’s selection, saying:
The City Council and I look forward to working with Mr. Blackmon as we plan for and address the challenges and opportunities facing our municipality.
Mr. Blackmon possesses more than 25 years of community economic development experience and currently serves as Community and Economic Development Manager for the Town of Mooresville, NC where he is responsible for the Town’s housing, economic development and downtown redevelopment activities.
He is married to the former Akenna Vaught of Lenoir, NC and they have two adult sons: Edward Terrell Blackmon, II and Robert Kennan Blackmon.
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