FIRESTONE — Bruce Nickerson has been named the town of Firestone’s manager, following a 22-year stint as the town’s planner.
Nickerson replaces Wes LaVanchy, who resigned in May. David Montgomery, the town’s chief of police, had been serving as interim town manager.
Nickerson has been the acting town planner via a contract relationship since 1994, and has been instrumental in building much of Firestone. Town spokeswoman Kristi Ritter said Nickerson will continue as town planner in addition to becoming town manager, and he will focus on economic development.
Nickerson is credited with contributing to many of Firestone’s land-use and urban-planning initiatives, bringing the town national notoriety for being one of the best small towns in which to live.
“It is exciting to have the privilege of further working with our board to promote the quality of life for the citizens in this thriving community in motion,” Nickerson said in a prepared statement.