Cary, N.C. – We met with Cary Town Manager Ben Shivar on Friday. We sat down in the conference room in the Administration Building on Academy Street.
It was “casual Friday” and staff was scurrying around in jeans. Ben had on a sports jacket and button down. I teased him about it and he chuckled.
Ben is a pleasant, thoughtful man. “Tell me about your background”, I said. “Well, I have 33 years in local government service,” he said. We joked about whether or not that makes him qualified for the job and then we talked for an hour and a half. Read more