News Flash Home
The original item was published from 12/14/2022 4:47:13 PM to 12/14/2022 4:50:47 PM.

News Flash

News

Posted on: December 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Scott Marshall named city manager for City of Beaufort

Scott Marshall

BEAUFORT, S.C. –  Beaufort City Council selected Scott Marshall as the new city manager for the City of Beaufort. The appointment was made at Council’s meeting on Dec. 13.

“I'm grateful to this Council for the trust they placed in me to work with them on behalf of the residents, businesses and stakeholders of the City,” said Marshall.  “One of Bill Prokop's legacies is the incredible team he's assembled and I am eager to begin working with all of them.”

“Congratulations, Mr. Marshall, and we look forward to working with you,” Mayor Stephen Murray said at the meeting. “Council was excited to unanimously appoint Scott Marshall as our next city manager. He has big shoes to fill with the retirement of Bill Prokop, but I'm confident he will continue our direction of providing outstanding daily services, while also accomplishing strategic goals for the future.”

Marshall will begin his tenure in January 2023. He will be replacing Bill Prokop, who is retiring after serving as city manager since 2015.

“I look forward to working with Scott during the transition period,” Prokop said. “I know that Scott and Deputy City Manager Reece Bertholf will give the City a very dynamic leadership team and I know the City will be in good hands for the future.”

Marshall, 55, is currently director of Human Resources for Beaufort County. He is a native of Danville, Va., and is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, having served for 23 years. After his military career, he was appointed executive director of the Beaufort County Board of Elections & Voter Registration. In 2013, he became director of the Beaufort County Parks & Leisure Services. He then became deputy town manager for the Town of Bluffton, and was named interim town manager in January 2021. In July 2021, he rejoined Beaufort County in his current position.

Marshall has a Bachelor of Science in political science and psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from American Public University. He also has a Master Certificate in Human Resources Management from Villanova University. He is a graduate of the Gettysburg Leadership Institute. He is a member of the International City and County Management Association and is the co-author of an ICMA publication on hiring veterans in local government.

He and his wife, Virginia, live in Beaufort and have two adult children. Virginia Marshall is a paramedic and public information officer with Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services.

Beaufort’s search for a new city manager began immediately after Prokop announced in late September that he would retire from his position in January 2023. The position was advertised nationally, and the application period went from Sept. 28 through Oct. 21, 2022. The Municipal Association of South Carolina helped in the screening of candidates. The process has included a teamwork/leadership assessment, and initial interviews of the top candidates.

The City had 23 applicants from 12 states. The final pool consisted of three applicants.

######

 Find us:

facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC
twitter.com/CityBeaufortSC
instagram.com/citybeaufortsc
cityofbeaufort.org

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

Applications open for HTAX grants

Posted on: February 14, 2024
City Hall drone1_233px

City offices closed on Presidents Day

Posted on: February 13, 2024
City Hall drone1_233px

Planning retreat set for Jan. 30-31

Posted on: January 23, 2024
Thumbnails-233x251-Budget

City recognized for excellence in budget presentation

Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 12, 2018
Thumbnails-233x251-Budget

City performs well on annual audit

Posted on: January 11, 2024
Holiday Schedule 2023 Graphic

Holiday schedule for the City of Beaufort

Posted on: December 19, 2023
Phil Cromer_

Cromer to be sworn in as mayor on Dec. 19

Posted on: December 13, 2023
Bullhorn

Pigeon Point Dock is closed

Posted on: November 29, 2023
City IG Holiday Weekend

Holiday Weekend is just around the corner!

Posted on: November 14, 2023

Cromer, Sutton are candidates for mayor

Posted on: November 2, 2023
Fueling PD high-water vehicles

City of Beaufort prepares for Idalia

Posted on: August 28, 2023
Benjamin Coppage_HeadShot

Council appoints city attorney

Posted on: August 23, 2023
Thumbnails-233x251-Grants

ATAX workshop added for Aug. 23

Posted on: August 16, 2023
Thumbnails-233x251-Grants

ATAX workshop on Aug. 10

Posted on: August 8, 2023
Taste of Beaufort_233px

A Taste of Beaufort set for May 5-6

Posted on: April 20, 2023

City offices closed on Presidents Day

Posted on: February 15, 2023

Public meetings week of Feb. 13

Posted on: February 13, 2023