Town Manager Kip Padgett recently introduced Magda Holloway as Wake Forest’s new Public Works Director. She began work Monday, March 19, and will succeed Mike Barton who will retire March 30 after serving as the Town’s Public Works Director since 2002.
“After a thorough recruitment and interview process, I am pleased to announce Magda Holloway as our next Public Works Director,” said Padgett. “She brings a tremendous amount of public works experience that is sure to benefit Wake Forest and its citizens.”
As Wake Forest’s Public Works Director, Holloway will be responsible for directing a variety of public works and public utilities activities including cemetery, street maintenance and repair, electric distribution, and environmental and equipment services. She will supervise 64 employees and oversee an operating budget of $29 million.
Holloway comes to Wake Forest from the City of Charlotte, where she had served as the city’s Operations Supervisor for the Southwest District since 2016. Prior to that, she worked as the Street Superintendent for the City of Sanford and the Public Works Director for the Town of Oak Island.
Holloway holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Management. She is a NC Roads Scholar, Advanced Roads Scholar, and most recently became one of North Carolina’s first Master Roads Scholars through NC State’s Local Technical Assistance Program.
The former president of the Streets Division for the NC American Public Works Association, she currently serves as the membership chair for the NC chapter.
The wife of a Wake Forest native, Holloway is the mother of three children. Her hobbies include painting, crafts, singing and cooking.