Former Charlotte City Manager Curt Walton has been named interim executive director for the Council for Children’s Rights, the organization announced on Thursday.
Walton will temporarily fill the role being vacated by Brett Loftis until the council can find a permanent leader. Officials say Walton is not a candidate for the permanent post.
“Having Curt step in at this time is a great value to allow the staff to continue their good work, without interruption, and allow the board to concentrate on our top priority of recruiting and selecting the best permanent executive for the organization,” board chairman Bruce Steen said in a statement. “We are lucky to have Curt’s deep knowledge of our community and excellent general management and leadership skills available to us during this transition.”
Walton retired in December after five years as Charlotte city manager and 27 years as a city employee.
Loftis announced last month that he was leaving the Council for Children’s Rights to become the CEO of The Crossnore School in Avery County. The residential facility serves children from families and crisis and operates the Crossnore Academy, a K-12 charter school.
Loftis had worked for the Council for Children’s Rights since 2000 and became its leader in 2005.
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