County Manager Brent Trout announced Michael Morrow as the newest staff member of the Harnett County’s Manager Office. Morrow will begin his position as Assistant County Manager on October 10.
Morrow brings over three decades of experience and leadership in Government Administration, having served as a Land Survey Aide with Palm Beach County, Florida and an Operations Engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation.
Since 2001, he has served as the Operations and Public Works Director with the City of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In this role, Morrow’s responsibilities included the management of the City’s Facilities, Fleet, Streets and Stormwater Utility, Maintenance, Capital Construction Grants Projects and Solid Waste services.
“I am looking forward to Mike joining our County Manager’s Office executive team as an Assistant County Manager,” stated Trout. “Mike has strong experience in many areas of Public Works, including Facilities and Fleet services. His project management experience will be utilized in overseeing upcoming county projects.”
As the newest Assistant County Manager, Morrow will oversee the County’s Board of Elections, Emergency Services, Information Technology, Public Library, Veteran’s Services, Fleet, and Facilities departments. He will also be tasked with collaborating with the UNC School of Government to manage the County’s Performance Management project and serve on the Space Needs Study committee to provide input on future facility needs for County operations.
Morrow is excited to begin his new position with the County. “I am very excited to join the leadership team at Harnett County and eager to start my new adventure as an Assistant County Manager,” stated Morrow. “My work experiences in Administration, Operations, Emergency Management, and other areas have prepared me well for this new role. I believe my professional experience in government has prepared me for the opportunities ahead, and I am looking forward to working with County staff and serving the residents of Harnett County.”
Morrow holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Management from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s of Science degree in Organization Leadership and Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Morrow is a member of the International City and County Managers Association (ICMA), Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA), American Public Works Association (APWA), Florida Public Works Association (FPWA), and the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) Treasure Coast Chapter.