June 24, 2024


EDA Building/ File photo Roger Bianchini

FRONT ROYAL – A former city manager with about 40 years experience as city manager in Winchester and other municipalities was named Tuesday as the newest board member of the Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority.

Edwin C. Daley will fill the vacancy created by the October resignation of William “Billy” Biggs, the EDA’s treasurer of 30 years.
According to an online biography for a University of Pittsburgh alumni award, Daley began his extended governmental career in Dodge City, Kansas in 1976, after a tour in the U.S. Marine Corps. He began as an assistant city manager and later became the Dodge City Manager. From there, he moved on to the same role in Fairmont W. Va. before assuming the City Manager post in Winchester.

Daley became Winchester city manager in 1986, serving for 19 years before moving on to replace Hopewell’s retiring city manager in 2007.  He also served as the Projects Administrator for the City of Emporia before being named Interim City Manager.

Supervisor Dan Murray said at Tuesday’s meeting that the supervisors felt he was the right candidate for the board at this time.

There may be more new faces on the EDA board soon, as the terms of Greg Drescher and Ron Llewellyn expire in Feb. 2019.

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