Doug Paris takes over reins as manager
By Emily Ford
SALISBURY — Doug Paris took his seat for the first time Tuesday alongside City Council as the interim city manager.
Mayor Susan Kluttz administered the oath of office to Paris, 27. Wife Melissa Paris held the Bible, and mother Zina Risley, stepfather John Risley and grandmother Carolin Paris attended the meeting.
Paris takes the reins of city government after the retirement of his mentor, David Treme, who served as city manager for more than 25 years. Treme retired Monday.
The city’s search firm, Springstead and Associates, will host a public meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 10 in City Hall to gather opinions about what people want to see in the next city manager.
Mayor Susan Kluttz said City Council members will attend the meeting to listen but will not participate.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.