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City Manager

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 Foster Hughes
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City Manager
Telephone: (252)636-4000

After serving as the Interim City Manager since May 2021, the New Bern Board of Aldermen appointed Foster Hughes as its City Manager on September 14, 2021.   Mr. Hughes joined the City of New Bern as Director of Parks & Recreation in  November 2017.  Mr. Hughes serves as Chief Executive Officer of the City and leads staff in day-to-day operations.   


City Hall

New Bern's City Hall is one of the most recognized and beloved buildings in downtown.  This imposing structure anchors the 300 block of Pollock Street and has a beautiful history stretching back more than one hundred years.  The Mayor's office is located inside City Hall, and the Governing Board as well as other city boards and commissions use the historic courtroom upstairs for conducting official business.

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