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Hope Mills Board of Commissioners appoints Town Manager

By Staff Report, posted 2 weeks ago
Mr. Chancer F. McLaughlin. Photo provided by: Town of Hope Mills 

The Hope Mills Mayor and Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce that Mr.

Chancer F. McLaughlin is the new Town Manager for Town of Hope Mills.

As a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Chancer becomes the first African American Town Manager in the History of Hope Mills.

His employment contract was approved at the February 5, 2024 Board Meeting by unanimous vote which ensures a smooth transition as he has served as the Interim Town Manager since Feb. 6, 2023. 

During the board meeting, Hope Mills Mayor Jesse Bellflowers stated: 
“I can tell you that Chancer has worked as the interim town manager for one year in four separate positions, inheriting quite the number of projects. During his recent performance evaluation, he was rated above average which exceeds the performance standard. That speaks volumes about his passion and dedication to the Town of Hope Mills." 

In addition to interim, he previously served as the planning director, economic development director, as well as the development services director and has been very successful at managing the growth and development for Hope Mills. 

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue to raise the standard of excellence

for the Town of Hope Mills and I am eager to serve the citizens of this wonderful place

on earth” shared Chancer in a press release. “My experience and knowledge as a leader in this area will compliment my partnership within the overall surrounding community and I am excited to continue to build a strong sense of loyalty, greatness, and commitment within our staff.” 

Chancer is a native of Wagram, NC where he attended Scotland High School moving on to graduate from North Carolina A&T State University.

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