Chapel Hill’s Town Council is preparing to start identifying a process to find a new town manager.

The town’s current manager Roger Stancil announced in November that he would retire in the fall of 2018 after 12 years of service.

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger says the council will hold a work session on Wednesday and one of the agenda items is to begin what looks to be a lengthy process of replacing Stancil.

“It’s just the beginning of this [process],” said Hemminger. “We expect this process to take our entire spring.”

Hemminger says the public will have a chance to be involved throughout the course of selecting a new manager.

“[There will be] plenty of opportunities for public input and other types of input, this is just the beginning,” said Hemminger.

The town has yet to announce a time frame for replacing Stancil.

Wednesday’s work session is scheduled to begin at 6:30 in the Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room B.

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