Darren Gore Nominated as Murfreesboro’s Next City Manager

Darren Gore is set to negotiate his contract as Murfreesboro's new City Manager.

The Murfreesboro City Council made a decision on Friday, May 10, 2024, to initiate contract negotiations with Darren Gore, aiming to appoint him as the next City Manager of Murfreesboro. This decision emerged after a series of interviews conducted in the morning with Gore and another candidate, Assistant City Manager Sam Huddleston. Both candidates, who are engineers by profession, have devoted the majority of their careers to serving the city.

Mayor Shane McFarland expressed his satisfaction with the selection process, acknowledging the high qualifications of both internal candidates. He further emphasized that Gore, with his vision and expertise, is the ideal candidate to lead the city at this juncture. Gore, who is a licensed professional engineer, began his tenure with the city in 2005 and has been the Director of Murfreesboro Water Resources since 2012. He is an alumnus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, holding both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in engineering.

The selection process, praised by Mayor McFarland for its openness and transparency, was facilitated by the city’s Human Resources Department. It provided an equitable platform for internal candidates to showcase their qualifications for the pivotal role of City Manager.

The need for a new City Manager arose after Craig Tindall announced his intention on April 11, 2024, to resign from his position to assume a new role as Special Counsel. In his new capacity, Tindall will focus on several key projects, including the Murfreesboro Airport, the Community Investment Trust, the Solid Waste Authority, and the Sports Authority, effective July 2, 2024. Tindall was officially appointed as City Manager in June 2018, following his tenure as City Attorney.

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