Town of Tryon announces Jim Fatland as new town manager

Published 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2023

TRYON – During its meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, Tryon Town Council voted to hire Jim Fatland as the new town manager.

Fatland previously served as Tryon’s town manager from 2002 to 2008. He most recently was the city manager for the City of Brevard, N.C., and has served in similar roles in Highlands, N.C., Monroe, N.C. and the Metro Sewer District of Buncombe County.

Fatland has an extensive background in city government, as he served in several large counties in California before relocating to western North Carolina in 1994.

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Former Town Manager Zach Ollis resigned from the role at the end of December to become the town manager in Cramerton, N.C.