Former Granite Quarry town manager named interim administrator in East Spencer

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 14, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

EAST SPENCER — Former Granite Quarry Town Manager Phil Conrad has been named interim town administrator for East Spencer.

The decision came during a board meeting earlier this month. Conrad will serve for about 120 days.

Conrad said he’s available to “get them through the budget cycle” and the “opening of the splash pad.”

F.E. Isenhour, who was interim town administrator, resigned in March at a called meeting of the East Spencer Board of Aldermen. Isenhour became interim administrator in December 2016 when David Jaynes resigned after 15 months on the job. Isenhour had been the town planner since 2014. He told a Post reporter that the decision to resign was mutual and it was time for him to move on.

Former Town Administrator Macon Sammons Jr. approached Conrad on behalf of the board. Conrad then met with Mayor Barbara Mallett and put together a proposal. The town board reviewed Conrad’s proposal and decided to hire him after a closed session.

Conrad said because of family obligations, he will available during morning hours only.

“I will do whatever I can to help at their request,” Conrad said. “I want to see them find a good full-time administrator. They have a lot of projects in the air.”

Conrad was hired by the town of Granite Quarry in 2015 and stepped down in February. While with Granite Quarry, Conrad continued as director and transportation planner with the Cabarrus-Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organization, working with Mobility Solutions Unlimited.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.