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Office of the City Manager - November 21, 2016

Patrice Y. Toney Hired as Budget and Evaluation Director

After an extensive national search and assessment process, City Manager Lee Garrity has appointed Patrice Y. Toney as the city’s new budget and evaluation director. Toney will assume her new duties Dec. 5.

Toney has worked for Forsyth County since March 1999, including the last five years as a senior budget and management analyst. She also held positions in the Forsyth County Department of Public Health and the Public Library. While working in the county Budget and Management Department, she assisted with the development of the county’s $414 million annual budget, performed management analysis for numerous departments, and managed the county’s contracts with outside agencies, including local non-profit organizations. Before joining the county, she worked as a public safety communications operator for the Winston-Salem Police Department.

Garrity said, “I am excited about hiring Ms. Toney as the city’s new budget and evaluation director. Ms. Toney was one of five finalists selected to go through an extensive assessment center process for this position. Based on her performance throughout the assessment process and her budgeting experience with Forsyth County, I concluded she was the best qualified to oversee one of the most critical policy-making functions of the city. She also will serve an important role as we continue our efforts to become more data-driven in how we deliver effective and efficient services to the citizens of Winston-Salem.”

Toney has bachelor’s degrees in English and criminal justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also is a graduate from the UNC School of Government’s Municipal and County Administration Course. Toney has received numerous community awards, including the city of Winston-Salem’s Outstanding Women Leaders Award in March 2015.

Toney will have an annual salary of $100,000.


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