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Mooresville hires town manager from Ohio

MOORESVILLE After a national search, town commissioners this morning voted unanimously to hire a town manager who most recently led a council of governments in Ohio and has been a town manager in several Ohio cities over a 30-year career.

Steven Husemann begins in Mooresville on Sept. 2.

He is the executive director of the Miami Valley (Ohio) Communications Council, an organization of six cities that monitors and regulates common cable TV franchise agreements and government cable channels. Mooresville has been in the cable TV business since December, when the town and Davidson bought the former local Adelphia system and created MI-Connection.

Husemann assumed the Miami Valley council post after retiring in 2006 as manager of Kettering, Ohio.

He is “overly, overly qualified,” Mooresville town commissioner Mac Herring said. “He's dealt with a lot of the things we're dealing with.”

Commissioners hired consultant The Mercer Group after Town Manager Jamie Justice resigned in January at the board's suggestion, according to the terms of his leaving.

About 50 people applied for the job, town commissioner Frank Rader said. The Mercer Group narrowed the field to 15 candidates, and the commissioners interviewed five finalists.