Former Town Manager Elton Daniels to Lead Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation

Elton Daniels. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount, NC
Elton Daniels. Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount, NC

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney has announced the appointment of Elton Daniels as Rocky Mount’s director of Parks and Recreation.

Daniels has extensive experience in local government administration, most recently serving as the town manager for Selma, North Carolina. During his tenure there, Daniels directed the operations of all departments, including Information Technology, Public Services, Human Resources, Finance, Police, Fire, Electric, Parks and Recreation, and the library.

Prior to managing the town of Selma, Daniels served as assistant county manager for Franklin County. While he had the privilege to work and manage across departmental lines, he was directly responsible for operations. He helped to procure and administer several grants related to Parks and Recreation including, but not limited to, a $250,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant, as well as a grant from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to provide a recreational fishing pier.

Daniels has also worked as town manager for Sharpsburg where he administered a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant with a total project cost of $178,400.

Among the additional jobs obtained by the Leland, NC native are magistrate judge in Brunswick County, NC and town administrator/management advisor for the towns of Bolton, Navassa and Northwest, NC through the NC Local Government Service Corps, a joint effort sponsored by the UNC School of Government and the North Carolina Rural Center.

Said Small-Toney:

“I am enthusiastic about Mr. Daniels’ comprehensive knowledge of local government. As a former town and county manager, he understands all of the administrative aspects for both counties and municipalities, his direct supervision and hands-on work with departments like Parks and Recreation also provide him with the wide-ranging skills essential for this position.”

Daniels received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

He will begin working with the city of Rocky Mount Monday, February 18, 2019.


Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount

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