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Shane Fox
Courtesy of Gary Herman, Alexander County Public Information Officer

Alexander County Manager Announces Resignation

During a closed session of the March 4 meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, County Manager Shane Fox announced his resignation.

Fox, who began duties in Alexander County on June 8, 2023, stated personal reasons for his resignation. He will serve a 60-day notice to complete the 2024-2025 budget process and to allow the county time to find an interim manager.

Fox will be returning to serve as Town Manager in Blowing Rock, where he served for four years prior to his service in Alexander County. The Blowing Rock Town Council formally approved his appointment at its March 12 meeting.

Due to the housing market, Fox said he could not locate property in Alexander County to which his family could relocate before the start of the school year, so they continued to reside in Blowing Rock while he worked in Alexander County. Fox’s last day as Alexander County Manager will be April 30.