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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Aaron King Appointed Assistant City Manager

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City Manager Lee Garrity announced today the appointment of Aaron King as assistant city manager, effective immediately. 

King, who previously served as the director of planning and development services, has been serving as interim assistant city manager for the past three months. As assistant city manager, King will oversee Business Inclusion and Advancement, Engineering, Planning and Development Services, Traffic Field Operations, Transportation, and Utilities. 

“We are very fortunate to have someone like Aaron ready to assume the role of assistant city manager” Garrity said. “This promotion reflects both our confidence in his professional skills and his strengths in understanding, developing, and achieving our organizational objectives. Aaron has a history of leading and creating positive impacts for the residents of the city, and I’m confident that he will get the job done.”

King is a native of Winston-Salem and said he takes great pride in working to serve the local community. “I am very excited for the opportunity to work with an incredibly talented group of staff members in providing a high level of customer service to the residents of Winston-Salem,” he said.

King joined the City-County Planning Department in 2005 and worked in various roles, including principal planner and land use coordinator, prior to be selected as director of the department in October 2018. King began serving as interim assistant city manager in August 2021. 

King has a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University. King is also a graduate of the Municipal Administration program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government.

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