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Aretha L. Adams began her role as Town Manager on
February 5, 2018. As Town Manager,
Aretha reports to the Mayor and Town Council. She is responsible for overseeing the day to
day operations of the Town government through the supervision and guidance of
Town departments, implementing Council policies, enforcing ordinances,
presenting a balanced and responsible Town budget, working effectively with all
the Town’s stakeholders, and fulfilling the vision, mission and goals
established by the Mayor and Town Council.
Aretha brings more than twelve years
of experience to the Town after working across the country for municipalities in
Florida, Washington, DC, California and Texas. She most recently served as
Assistant City Manager in Lancaster, TX where she managed numerous areas of
government operations including, budget/CIP, Public Improvement Districts,
Municipal Airport, Municipal Courts, Information Technology, Purchasing, Fleet
Maintenance, Public Information/Community Relations, State Auxiliary Museum,
and Solid Waste.
Prior to the City of Lancaster, Aretha
held a similar position in fast-growing McKinney, Texas where she was
responsible for the oversight of the Municipal Court, Grants Administration,
Housing and Community Development, Public Transportation, and Franchise
Agreements. As well, Aretha’s experience and expertise extends to Economic
development projects and policy.
Aretha has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science
from Florida A&M University and a Master’s in Public Administration from
American University in Washington, DC.
She lives in the area with her husband and their