Elton Daniels loves small towns. A native of Leland, he jumped at the chance to become administrator for Bolton, Navassa and Northwest when he finished graduate school.
“It’s very satisfying to be able to provide the professional assistance small towns need these days,” he said. “It’s not like it was years ago. Things are much more complex.” Daniels was hired through a pilot program jointly run through the UNC School of Government, Appalachian State University, and the Golden LEAF Foundation. He has a master’s degree in public administration from UNC Chapel Hill, and also attended UNC Wilmington and graduated from Furman University in South Carolina.
The three-pronged administrator’s job gave him the chance to come home to Leland as well as the opportunity to gain some experience and do some good, he said.
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