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McCann named Selma public works director

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SELMA — Town Manager Steven Hicks has announced the appointment of J.P. McCann as Selma’s public works director.

McCann, who began his duties on Oct. 1, comes to Selma from Envirolink, Inc. of Bailey, where he has served as project manager for the Vance County water district since 2016 along with overseeing construction management utility operations and program inspections.

Prior to that, he was program development director for OBVO, Inc. in Corolla.

The four main services Selma Public Works provides are solid waste services, stormwater drainage system services, street and sidewalk services and general services.

Other services include street maintenance and construction, street cleaning, sidewalk construction and maintenance, oversight of sanitation services, yard waste and bulk item collection, curb and gutter construction, storm drainage maintenance, mowing and right-of-way maintenance.

McCann, a native of Connecticut, is married to wife Shannon and the couple has three grown children including Austin, 25, Patrick, 20, and Olivia, 19.

McCann is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, where he majored in environmental geography and minored in biology, and Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut, where he majored in environmental science.

“J. P. McCann brings to Selma over 30 years of private- and public-sector work experience managing a variety of infrastructure and capital investment projects and programs,” said Hicks. “His leadership style and his breadth of experience in managing public works operation is significant to plan and address improvements for the town’s infrastructure as Selma grows and continues to redevelop uptown.”

“I am eager to make a positive contribution to the town of Selma and am looking forward to working with everyone on the Selma team,” said McCann.