Michael Day, who has been the economic development director in Berlin since 2009, says he is retiring at the end of the year.
He said that ideally he hopes to be able to work with his successor for around a month and is expected to have some input into who will be hired.
The town has already listed the position on its website and says the director’s responsibilities range from working with county officials and representing the town at state and regional meetings to working with merchants and writing grants.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Day says his replacement will work to bring in new businesses to Berlin and fill existing vacant commercial buildings.
Earlier, the 67 year old Day served on the Salisbury City Council.