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Cleveland County Commissioners are pleased to announce that, during a special meeting held this morning, Jeff Richardson was hired as the new Cleveland County Manager. Mr. Richardson has ties to Cleveland County Government having served as Human Resource Director before taking a position with the City of Asheville as Human Resource Director in 1997. Since 2001, he has served the City of Asheville as Deputy City Manager. He has a proven track record in Asheville as a local government leader who is community oriented, collaborative, a problem solver, and one who is active and accessible in the community he serves.
“I am so honored to have the opportunity to return to Cleveland County and serve in this role. My family's prior time here was very special and the community made it that way. I see so many good things moving in a positive direction, and it is clear that the county's elected leadership is committed to continue its investments for long term success. There is much more to accomplish, and I am so excited to join Cleveland County's team at this time” , said Richardson.