Wake County will have a new county manager beginning in April, according to a press release.
WNCN has learned from the chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners that the new county manager will be Jim Hartmann. He's currently manager of Seminole County, Florida.
The release says Hartmann was "selected through a competitive recruitment process."
In his position as manager, some of Hartmann's responsibilities include being accountable for all county departments and agencies under the guidance of the Wake County Board of Commissioners and also for maintaining effect relationships with government agencies and community partners.
The release claims that 58 applications were submitted in Nov. and Dec. 2013, 10 candidates were interviewed Feb. 3 and 4 and three finalists were interviewed on Feb. 24.
Former Wake County Manager David Cooke retired in November after 13 years in the position.
Hartmann is currently in Florida and is expected to be in Raleigh at the next board meeting on March 17. His start date will be in April with a salary of $220,000 per year.