After seven years of dedicated service to the residents of Pinehurst, Mayor Pro Tem John Cashion has announced his retirement, effective immediately, due to health reasons.

Over the next several weeks, the Village Council will accept applications from residents interested in appointment as a replacement Councilmember.

Mr. Cashion has faithfully served on the Village Council since December 1, 2011, including five years as Mayor Pro Tem. During his tenure, the Village has been recognized as a high performing organization by the North Carolina Awards for Excellence program and as a Digital City by the Center for Digital Government.

He was an integral member of the working groups that recommended the One and Done solid waste collection improvements and reorganization of the Police Department to ensure the safety of Pinehurst residents. Mr. Cashion also worked closely with the NC Department of Transportation as the Council’s liaison to conduct long-range transportation planning for the area.

Under his leadership, the Village has made many other improvements, including the construction of the Splash Pad at Rassie Wicker Park, improvements to the Village’s Public Services facility, and the addition of streetscape improvements in and around the downtown area.

Before serving on the Village Council, Mr. Cashion was a publicly elected Councilman in a Dallas County suburb, Chairman of the Urban Renewal Historical District Committee for a community in Texas, and member of a special task force for the Virginia United Methodist Retirement Homes. Mr. Cashion and his wife, Jan, moved to Pinehurst in 2000 and have been active community members ever since.

“John has been an amazing asset to the Village and we will miss him,“ said Mayor Nancy Fiorillo. Adds Village Manager Jeff Sanborn, “We greatly appreciate the leadership Mr. Cashion has provided our community and wish him all the best during his retirement.”

In accordance with North Carolina law, the Village Council will appoint a replacement Councilmember to fill the vacant position on the Council to serve the remainder of Mr. Cashion’s term, which expires in November 2019.

Residents interested in serving on the Village Council should complete an application online at Interested residents may also contact Village Clerk Beth Dunn at 910-295-1900 or [email protected] to complete an application.

Applications for Village Council appointment will be accepted through 5:00 pm on November 30, 2018.

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