New city manager is a familiar face

Jefferson native ready to make the switch from Ranson to Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN – David Mills, Charles Town’s newly designated city manager, can’t wait to get to work helping people recognize what a great community Charles Town is.

“Charles Town has so many elements to it,” said the 47-year-old who was born in Ranson and grew up in Charles Town. “It’s historic, all-American. I don’t think people appreciate all it has to offer.”

After 17 years working for Ranson – first as city manager and since 2012 as its economic development guru – he is set to cross over to Charles Town and take on the duties of city manger here early next month.

Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith cited Mills’ 16 years of experience and familiarity with the area as key reasons for his selection. “He had all the qualification we were looking for,” she said. “His record in Ranson speaks for itself.”

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