GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Greensboro City Manager David Parrish announced he will resign, effective June 30, after nearly nine years of service to Greensboro with three of those years as city manager, according to a City of Greensboro news release.
“Serving as the city manager in my hometown of Greensboro has been the highest honor of my professional career,” Parrish said. “This organization is strong. We have the right people in the right places, and we are moving in the right direction. I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for this city.”
During his tenure with the City, Parrish led efforts to improve infrastructure, including water resources, roads and city-owned buildings.
He also helped guide the city through the tornado that impacted east Greensboro in 2018 and currently the COVID-19 pandemic. Parrish also hired both the current police and fire chiefs.
“David Parrish accomplished a number of impressive projects during his time with the city. Under his leadership, the city has increased its affordable housing stock, improved our water infrastructure system and provided much-needed leadership with economic development issues,” Greensboro Mayor Vaughan said. “Additionally, at this most critical time, David helped the city become a model for equity and inclusion efforts. His exceptional leadership will be missed and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Parrish manages the day-to-day operations of 3,200 employees alongside four assistant city managers and more than 20 department directors.
The city’s Human Resources Department will conduct a national search in the coming weeks. The Greensboro City Council will hire Parrish’s replacement.