Former Goldsboro city manager paid over $106k in mutual separation agreement

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN) – The City of Goldsboro and its city manager have agreed to part ways.

The Goldsboro City Council voted to accept a mutual separation agreement with City Manager Tim Salmon on Monday night, a role Salmon had been in since May 1, 2019.

In the agreement obtained from the City of Goldsboro by WITN, Salmon’s last day was Monday. The agreement showed that he was paid a lump sum separation of $106,732.69, which is half a year’s pay and benefits, as well as $21,144.46 in unpaid accrued vacation time.

“Tim led this city through turbulent times beginning the moment he assumed the role. He was willing to make difficult, sometimes unpopular, but necessary decisions and push his people to be better than they were,” Mayor Charles Gaylor said. “Goldsboro is better off for his time here.”

Assistant City Manager Matthew Livingston, who has been with the City since June 2022, will serve as interim city manager.

Livingston has 25 years of local government experience and has previously served as manager in Ayden, Wallace, and Rolesville.

Goldsboro officials said that an extensive search for a permanent city manager will begin soon.