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P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
George W. Nester
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
George W. Nester of Floyd has been hired as the new town manager of Boones Mill.
Nester is retired and owns a consulting firm in Floyd that serves Southwest Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.
Nester will work for Boones Mill two to three days a week, according to council member Mike Smith. A senior at Radford University will assist Nester with the work for the town.
Nester has served as county administrator of Halifax and Floyd counties, as town manager of Vinton and Ashland, and as city manager of Covington.
He has a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and a master's degree from La Salle University.
Nester will help the town "market 60 acres of property we have to promote business," Smith said. "He also has the financial experience that we need to bring in more revenue for the town and to handle the new laws coming from DEQ (Virginia Department of Environmental Quality) on water and sewer operations."
Nester's first day on the job was Monday.
Nester replaces longtime town manager Lynn Frith, who was fired in August 2013. Frith also served as the police chief and utility supervisor for the town.