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Interim Town Manager – JD Solomon

Interim Town Manager JD Solomon

JD Solomon is a 30-year Clayton resident who has worked as a consultant for the town for many years on a wide range of management, engineering and planning projects, and who is currently serving as the manager of the biggest capital project in the town’s history – a new water reclamation facility. As interim Town Manager, Solomon will not only keep that critical project on track, but he’ll be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Town, assessing and making any short-term improvements over a 6-month period ending February 28, 2020. Solomon worked for two Fortune 500 companies, where he specialized in helping small towns to cities like Atlanta and New Orleans with strategic planning, organizational assessments, succession planning, financial management and infrastructure improvements. “Clayton is my home and where I am already playing a key role,” said Solomon, who holds a Professional Certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a degree in Civil Engineering from NC State. “The wastewater program and the normal operations of the Town are closely linked over the next couple of years. I will step up and make sure we continue to move forward on all fronts until we get the new manager in place.”

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Deputy Town Manager – Nancy Medlin

Deputy Town Manager Nancy Medlin

Nancy Medlin was hired as the Finance Director in 1998 after spending eight years in the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer’s Office. Her accomplishments as Finance Director have been invaluable to the Town. She is credited with helping the Town improve its financial rating with Standard & Poor’s from A to AA, a major achievement. For eight years straight, she earned the finance profession’s highest award, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. In 2008, she was promoted to Deputy Town Manager and currently supervises the Finance, Customer Service, Information Technology and Library Departments. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and holds a B.A. in Accounting. From June to September 2016, Medlin stepped up and served Clayton as Interim Town Manager while the Town Council searched for a new manager.

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Town Clerk – Kimberly Moffett

Deputy Town Manager Nancy Medlin

Kimberly Moffett joined the Town of Clayton in October of 2014, after serving for almost four years right down U.S. 70 as the Town of Garner's Deputy Town Clerk. A native of New York, Moffett started her career in municipal government with the police department in Suffolk County, N.Y. where she worked as a stenographer for 16 years before moving to the Southeast. She made great community contacts in Clayton when she took a job working for the Clayton Chamber of Commerce in 2007 and she says she's excited to be back in the "Town she loves." Moffett acts as the liaison between the Mayor & Town Council, Town staff and the public. Her primary duties include: attendance at all Council meetings; preparation of agendas for Council meetings; preparation of minutes of the actions of the Council; preparation of notices of Council meetings and public hearings; preparation and publishing of Town ordinances, resolutions; custodian of records and legal documents pertaining to the Town; and administration of oaths of office. Moffett's husband Bud is a photographer and musician and her teenage son Cody keeps her busy when she's not wrangling up Clayton's elected officials.  

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Call 919-359-9334

Public Information Officer (PIO) – Stacy Beard

Deputy Town Manager Nancy Medlin

Often seen around Town armed with both a still camera, a video camera AND an iPad, Public Information Officer Stacy Beard is charged with keeping the public informed about all that’s going on (and there’s a LOT going on these days!). She joined our staff in the Fall of 2012 and is the Town’s first-ever PIO. She manages the Town’s new user-friendly website, all social media outlets, media requests/relations, and writes and produces content for the Town’s 24-hour public access channel, Town of Clayton TV. Stacy enjoys telling Clayton’s story and engaging the public because it’s an extension of her former life as a TV reporter. She spent 15 years reporting for network affiliates from the wilds of Montana to most recently at WRAL-TV in Raleigh. In fact, it was several months into her job here in Clayton that Stacy learned she had won a prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for her reporting.  Stacy escaped TV to spend more time with her husband Cory, son Spencer, and Labrador Wrigley who loves walking Clayton’s greenways, but she's realizing she's busier than ever!

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Town Attorney – Parker Poe

Deputy Town Manager Nancy Medlin

The Town Attorney is Katherine Ross. She is a Partner with the firm Parker Poe and specializes in Government and Public Policy. The Town Attorney attends all Council meetings and advises the Council on a full range of legal matters. The Town Attorney also acts as Legislative liaison for the Town with the North Carolina General Assembly. Ms. Ross is a member of the North Carolina Bar, and a graduate of Davidson College, acquiring her BA degree in 1997 and her JD in 2008.

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