The City of High Point has been going through some changes at the top levels in recent years and the changes continue.
On Tuesday, Dec. 7, High Point City Manager Tasha Logan Ford announced that Gregory Ferguson had been appointed deputy city manager and will take over in that role as soon as the New Year’s Day Holiday is over.
Ferguson has nearly three decades of local government management experience in both Virginia and North Carolina and has been working in High Point government as the assistant city manager for Community Services since 2019.
Before that, Ferguson served as the town manager of Waxhaw, NC – a city with about 10,000 residents. He had also previously been the town manager of Huntersville, NC, which has about 25,000 residents. High Point has a population of roughly 115,000.
Ferguson’s resume includes some successful development projects – like a new town center in Huntersville.
The City of High Point has been largely focused on a massive ongoing downtown redevelopment project in recent years and Ferguson’s skill set should match up well with those efforts.
Logan Ford said Ferguson is a great fit for the position.
“While economic development has been a key part of his career over the years,” Logan Ford stated in a press release announcing the promotion, “Greg brings operational experience from his previous management roles and understands the importance of mixed-use development, growth and planning. He embraces the philosophy of creating equitable opportunities both within our organization and in the broader High Point community.”
Ferguson also provided a statement saying he’s really looking forward to the new gig.
“The City of High Point has a great team of professionals that work hard daily to provide services to our businesses and residents,” he stated. “High Point is in an exciting phase of growth and redevelopment, as we look to complete the remaining bond projects, continue the momentum associated with the development of downtown and begin construction on the projects associated with the $19.8 million RAISE grant. I am honored to be selected by City Manager Logan Ford to help move those efforts forward.”
Ferguson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Liberty University and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.