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Randy Hemann

MOORESVILLE – Commissioners stayed in-state with their pick for the next town manager.

The board on Monday named High Point Assistant City Manager Randy Hemann to replace David Treme, who retired in June.

“Randy is a results-oriented leader who has spent his career serving and revitalizing communities,” Mayor Miles Atkins said in a statement. “He brings strong leadership, communication and organizational skills to this task.”

One of Hemann’s first major tasks will be filling key roles in his new organization.

Police Chief Damon Williams and one of his captains have been on administrative leave since June while a private outside agency probes allegations of a hostile work environment for officers and employees.

Ron Campurciani came out of retirement to become Mooresville’s interim chief after 32-year career with a Massachusetts police department. Campurciani, a former chief, has already begun restructuring the department’s command staff.

When asked by the Citizen last month if he was interested in having the interim tag removed from his title and becoming chief for the long term, Campurciani said it was too soon to tell.

“(Chief Williams) could end up coming back to work next week or next month,” he said.

He also noted that the new manager would make the ultimate decision on a chief.

“We’ll just see how things play out,” Campurciani said at the time.

Town Manager Angel Wright-Lanier left in May to become assistant city manager in Fayetteville after four years in Mooresville.

Hemann has been assistant city manager in High Point since 2015. He also served as city manager in Oxford, which is in Granville County about halfway between Durham and the Virginia state line. He also has served in economic and downtown redevelopment roles.

Hemann has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marshall University and a master’s degree in public administration from East Carolina University.

He is married and has a son.

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