By Outer Banks Voice on August 26, 2021
The Currituck County Board of Commissioners has appointed County Attorney Ike McRee to serve as Interim County Manager following the departure of Ben Stikeleather.
Stikeleather, who has been the County Manager since July 1, 2019, is leaving for a job in the private business sector. McRee will assume his new role on August 28, 2021.
McRee has extensive experience in local governments in North Carolina. He began his career as a local government attorney in May 1989, when he was appointed Currituck County Attorney. After continuing in that capacity for other county governments in the region, McRee returned to Currituck County in 2008 when he accepted his current position as County Attorney.
McRee will serve in a dual role, continuing his duties as County Attorney while taking on added responsibilities as the Interim Manager. His service as Interim Manager will provide ample time for the Board of Commissioners to formulate a plan for hiring a permanent County Manager.
The Board of Commissioners has tentatively scheduled a work session for September 7, 2021, to discuss the hiring of a permanent County Manager. Updates will be provided for the public as information becomes available.