Assistant Town Manager

Chad SaryChad Sary is the Assistant Town Manager for Knightdale.  He has over 20 years of experience working with and for various North Carolina local government municipalities, as well as significant tenures in Wake County.

The Assistant Town Manager oversees the Public Works, Engineering, and Development Services Departments.  This position is responsible for the completion of the long-range goals established for these Departments as mandated by the Town Council, in addition to ensuring their operational efficiency.

The Assistant Town Manager serves as the primary staff support for the Land Use Review Board, Old Town Advisory Board, and the Planning & Engineering Committee.  This position also serves on the Finance Committee along with the Town Manager, Administrative Services Director, and the Finance Officer.    

Prior to Knightdale, Chad served as a Project Manager for Stewart Inc. consulting local governments from across the state regarding comprehensive plan development, facilities & infrastructure studies, greenway/open space planning, economic development, code/ordinance writing, grant administration and other general government functions.

Chad also served as the Assistant Planning Director for the Town of Wake Forest, as the Director of Planning & Inspections for Chowan County and as a Planner for the Town of Zebulon.

Chad received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geography from East Carolina University.  He also completed the Graduate Certificate Program in Facilities Planning & Management from the Ohio State University School of Architecture.

He is an avid sports fan and coaches his two sons in football, basketball and golf.  Chad is married to Tracy, whom he met his senior year at ECU. 



Chad Sary, AICP
Assistant Town Manager