Brand new High Point City Manager Tasha Logan Ford plans to hold a press conference on Thursday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the High Point Municipal Building at 211 S. Hamilton St. 

This will be a good chance for local media and residents to get to know the city’s new manager. 

At the event, Logan Ford will be available for a photo op and will take a limited number of questions.

This is something of a historic occasion because this will be a “get to know you” session for High Point’s first African-American manager as well as its first female manager.

Logan Ford was named High Point city manager in mid-May and took over that role on Monday, July 19. She’ll now oversee about 1,500 city employees.

During the pandemic, the City of High Point has seen leadership changes at the top as well as in its economic development office.  Former City Manager Greg Demko stepped down in mid-2020 after not seeing eye-to-eye with a newly elected City Council that took office in late 2019.

A lot of people in central North Carolina are already familiar with Logan Ford, who’s served as the assistant city manager in Winston-Salem and worked for a community development credit union in Durham.  She also served as an administrative assistant, assistant city manager and interim city manager of the City of Goldsboro from 2004 to 2013. Then she served as assistant city manager of Rocky Mount from 2013 to early 2018.

Logan Ford earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies at UNC-Greensboro and a Master of Public Administration degree from North Carolina State University. She achieved “Credentialed Manager” designation through the International City/County Management Association and is a past president of the NC City/County Management Association. She has also completed several public leadership and management training programs.