After ten months of searching for a new town manager, Christiansburg ended up hiring from within, naming Interim Town Manager Randy Wingfield as the permanent replacement for the position.
The town council voted 6-0 at its Tuesday meeting to award the 20-year town employee the position after a national search that included help from the Richmond-based hiring firm Springsted|Waters.
The town was thought to have been close to filling the position in October, but announced in November that it was reopening its search.
At the time, Mayor Michael Barber and council members said that finding the perfect candidate was the main priority and that rushing the process was not in the town’s best interest.
Wingfield was a finalist in the first search, but the town decided to reopen the search in order to explore all of its options according to the mayor.
Barber explained how…