By Outer Banks Voice on May 19, 2021
This statement has just been issued by the town of Nags Head.
Nags Head’s Board of Commissioners was notified today that Michael C. Silverman has withdrawn from his appointment as the municipality’s town manager, which he was due to begin July 1.
In an email written to Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon, Silverman said, “I believe that I am not a good fit for your community.”
“We are deeply disappointed by this turn of events,” said Cahoon. “However, once Interim Town Manager Greg Sparks’ term ends May 31, Deputy Town Manager Andy Garman will serve as our interim town manager.”
Sparks assumed the position of Interim Town Manager after long-time Town Manager Cliff Ogburn left in 2020.
Silverman, the city manager of Pascagoula, MS, was appointed to the position by Nags Head’s Board at their May 5, 2021 meeting after a search process assisted by Developmental Associates of Chapel Hill.