The Town of Boone continues the process to hire a new town manager.

Over thirty applications have been received for this position. After reviewing the applicants, the Town of Boone has selected six to continue with the interview process.

A community panel has been formed to assist in the selection process.

Panel members include, Andy Hill, Watauga Riverkeeper and High Country Regional Director of Mountain True, Former Boone Mayors and council members Lauretta Clawson and Dr. Rennie Brantz, Daniel Cook, Former board member of the Tourism and Development Authority; former council member and Boone's Town Attorney Sam Furgiuele, Lynn Patterson, App State's University Program Specialist and Communications and Outreach; and President and CEO of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, David Jackson.

Current Boone Mayor, Tim Futrelle, is working with Dale Presnell, Director of Human Resources, on developing a schedule for the community panel to begin its process.