I’d rather be writing and thinking about other things this morning, but am disturbed by recent developments in Floyd County’s governance and need to tell you briefly why.
Christiansburg’s City Council unanimously voted to fire their town manager, Lance Terpenny for a number of longstanding disappointments with his his style and abilities.
And apparently, with the sanctions and fast-tracking support of the Floyd Mayor and others, Terpenny has been chosen–from a stated slate of more than 50 applicants–as the town of Floyd’s new manager.
This choice seems a misfit match for our town and county, and the more people become aware of related issues immediately, the better it will be for the local citizens, future government and the local economy and culture, and the sooner this man can find a place better suited to his style and slant of management and communication.
Expect an ongoing conversation about this important topic at Blue Ridge Muse.