Nags Head Town Manager Leaving for Position in Southern Shores

Posted By on May 25, 2020

Nags Head Town Manager Cliff Ogburn announced at the town’s Board of Commissioners meeting on May 20 that he has accepted a position as the town manager in Southern Shores.

“I’m proud to have played a role in such a progressive, family-oriented organization,” said Ogburn. “I’ll always remain a passion advocate for this community, but what I will miss most are the dedicated and diligent employees who work to support the policies of the Board of Commissioners. It was a privilege to be a part of such a professional team.”

Ogburn started with Nags Head in March 2008 as its deputy town manager and was promoted to town manager in May 2009. During his tenure with Nags Head, Ogburn spearheaded several critical projects, including:

  • the country’s largest locally-funded beach nourishment project
  • addition of several miles of pedestrian paths and construction of two major parks, Dowdy Park and Whalebone Park
  • preparation, response, and recovery from several natural disasters including Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, Michael, and Dorian
  • coordination of Nags Head’s 50th anniversary activities
  • transition of operators for the nursing and rehabilitation center in Nags Head
  • improvement of the town’s fire protection class rating, which decreased from 4 to 2

“Cliff’s steady, direct approach and his passionate interest in Nags Head and its citizens and property owners served our town incredibly well,” said Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon. “We’re sorry to lose this well-tested leader but glad his talents will remain on the Outer Banks.”

Ogburn’s last day will be June 19, 2020. He will continue to reside in Nags Head.

“In the coming month, the Board of Commissioners will determine plans for searching for a successor to Mr. Ogburn,” said Mayor Cahoon.


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