CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi city manager Peter Zanoni has announced the hiring of a new assistant city manager during Tuesday's council meeting.
Neiman Young, who formerly worked as King George's county administrator in Virginia, has been named to the new position.
Young, 45, worked at King George from February 2016 until his resignation last month. He came to the locality after ending a 23-year Army career and retired as company commander of Special Ops Command South at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Young has a diverse background in organizational leadership, operations, and communications. Throughout his military career, Young held a variety of positions of authority and led teams in diverse communities across the world. Recognized for outstanding and superior service to our country, he is a two-time recipient of the U.S. Bronze Star.
In his previous role at King George County, Young produced the King George County Debt Mitigation Plan, crafted the County’s first Economic Development Strategic Plan and renegotiated critical contracts that have generated millions of dollars in new revenue for the community.
Young holds a Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration, a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business.
According to Fredericksburg.com, Young and his family decided to move to Corpus Christi to be closer to his old child.
Young said the chance to spend more time with their daughter was a big motivator in accepting the new job in Corpus Christi.
"If it wasn't for the fact that I'd be able to be closer to my family, I wouldn't have thought twice about it," Young told Fredericksburg.com.
Young will oversee parks and recreation, solid waste and gas operations for the city.