Deputy City Manager Ted Voorhees (right) is in line to become city manager in Fayetteville, that city announced this afternoon.
According to the announcement, Fayetteville authorities and Voorhees are finalizing his contract and the Fayetteville City Council expects to approve his appointment July 9. Voorhees would start his new job in early August.
Voorhees said he is "eager" to move his family to Fayetteville, but he has mixed feelings about leaving Durham.
"I love this city," he said.
"I want to congratulate Ted," Durham Mayor Bill Bell said. "He'll do a great job."
Voorhees has been a deputy manager in Durham for 10 years, and spent two years as manager of Bowling Green, Va. in the mid-1990s. Fayetteville chose him from 120 applicants for its manager position.
Fayetteville has 208,000 citizens, 1,500 employees and a $187 million budget.