Beaufort town manager resigning, special meeting arranged next week

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WITN) – A town in the east says a special meeting is scheduled after the town manager announced his resignation Thursday.

The Town of Beaufort shared Friday morning that Town Manager Todd Clark is resigning after starting in 2022, saying his last day is August 3rd.

He started work after the previous Town Manager John Day retired at the end of December in 2021.

Town officials say that before his start two years ago in Beaufort, Clark served Newton as city manager for 14 years, as town manager of Maiden for three years, and as town manager of Catawba for four years.

The town says he has accepted a position in the Central part of the state.

The Town of Beaufort says the Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Wednesday, June 26th at 5 p.m.

“We are deeply saddened to hear that Todd is resigning,” said Mayor Sharon Harker. “His announcement is unfortunate, as the town has greatly benefited from his 30-plus years of municipal experience. As a community, we are truly grateful for his professionalism and commitment to the Town of Beaufort, which have been exemplary, making him a tough act to follow. On a personal note, I will miss Todd greatly. He has been wonderful to work with and was an excellent fit for Beaufort. I wish him and his family well on their new journey.”

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at the Beaufort Train Depot at 614 Broad Street. Officials say they will discuss Clark’s resignation and the next steps.