Roger L. Stancil, Town Manager

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The Chapel Hill Town Council appointed Roger L. Stancil as Town Manager in September, 2006. During his tenure, he has stewarded organizational change within the Town

  • To improve Town processes while not negatively affecting the outcomes. 
  • To streamline basic services of the Town and strategically align them with Council goals and priorities. 
  • To develop an excellent Town staff into a successful multicultural team using facilitative leadership and learning skills. 
  • To organize around key Council and community focus areas: communications, sustainability, community policing and improved parks, recreation and public arts. To continue to understand and respond effectively to those priority areas through “listening sessions” with various groups of residents and employees. 
  • To build a renewed working relationship between the staffs of the Town and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Successful recent ventures include the downsizing of Halloween to a safer home-grown event, unanimous adoption by the Town Council and the UNC Board of Trustees of a Development Agreement to guide the development of Carolina North and a successful budget for 2009-10 that maintained Town services without negatively affecting employees in a difficult economic time.

Roger previously served the City of Fayetteville as city manager from 1997 to 2006. While there he managed growth of the City of Fayetteville from a population of 70,000 to 180,000, facilitated the redevelopment of the downtown, coordinated relationships with Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base and developed a successful multicultural learning organization.

Roger earned a B.A. degree in Politics from Wake Forest University in 1971 and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982. A native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 27 years, Carol, and their son Stephen and daughter Amanda. He likes to read, play the piano for personal enjoyment and spend time on the water.

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