Chapel Hill Town Manager Roger Stancil will retire in September after 12 years of service to the town.
Stancil announced his retirement in an email to the Town Council and Mayor Pam Hemminger on Wednesday. Councilmember Michael Parker said the council was not entirely surprised by Stancil’s announcement, and had expected that he would be moving on in the near future.
“In September of this year, I will have been here twelve years and I believe I have accomplished the goals I was asked to achieve,” Stancil said in the email.
When Stancil was first appointed by the council in 2006, he initially planned to serve for only five to seven years. Building a collaborative relationship between the town and the University and keeping the town financially strong despite economic challenges have been two of his proudest accomplishments, Stancil said.
In nearly a dozen years as town manager, Stancil has guided Chapel Hill through an economic recession and numerous state and federal budget cuts faced by the town.