Brunswick County Commissioners appoint Randell K. Woodruff as next county manager
Randell K. Woodruff
Bolivia, NC – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Randell K. Woodruff as the next county manager at its regular meeting this past Monday, Aug. 5.
Woodruff currently serves as the Pender County Manager, where he has worked since January 2015. He will succeed current County Manager Ann Hardy, who retires Friday, Nov. 1.
“I’m very excited about coming to work for Brunswick County Government and am looking forward to serving the Board and interacting with the talented staff and department heads,” Woodruff said. “Brunswick is a county positioned for a future filled with numerous growth opportunities both internally as well as in the region.”
He will begin working for the County Monday, Oct. 21, allowing for a two-week transition period before Hardy’s retirement.
“Randell Woodruff is an experienced, proven county manager who understands the unique challenges associated with leading a fast-growing, diverse coastal county,” said Frank Williams, Chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. “Randell has the background, skills and experience required to build on Ann Hardy’s great work. Our board is excited to welcome him to the Brunswick County team, and we look forward to a smooth transition and a great future with him at the helm.”
Commissioner J. Martin Cooke was equally complimentary of Woodruff, having served with him on the executive board for the North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association.
“Randell is an outstanding public servant whom I am proud to have join the Brunswick County Government team,” Commissioner Cooke said. “I’ve known and worked with Randell for a long time, and I can personally attest to his strong work ethic, knowledge, leadership and professionalism.”
Prior to joining Pender County in 2015, Woodruff served as Beaufort County Manager from 2011 until 2015, before which he served as county manager in Camden County for eight years. Woodruff and his wife have three adult daughters.
“We are looking forward to having Randell come on board in October to serve our communities,” Commissioner Pat Sykes said. “We are grateful to Ann for her years of steadfast service to Brunswick County, and we know that Randell’s leadership will continue to guide Brunswick County well during this time of great progress.”
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