Public Notice

Interim City Manager, Bonnie Therrien, has agreed to accept the position as City Manager for the City of Southport and will be under contract from January 17, 2023, through June 30, 2024. Therrien was chosen for her years of experience in municipal government, which includes 13 years as a Town Manager in the towns of Berlin, Connecticut for seven years and Wethersfield, Connecticut for six years, respectively. Therrien has 30 years of experience overall in municipal government. Her previous roles included Assistant City Manager of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and City Administrator of O’Fallon, Missouri, which hosts a population of 87,000 and a budget of $130 million. Therrien lives in Brunswick County, is familiar with Southport, and is excited about the opportunity to work for Southport and its citizens. Mayor Hatem states, “I am very pleased with this outcome and appreciate the efforts of the Board of Aldermen and City Employees in the selection process.”