The Town of Vinton is pleased to announce the appointment of Cody Sexton as the new Assistant Town Manager.
The appointment is the culmination of a comprehensive search process undertaken by the Town’s leadership as a result of the promotion of Richard “Pete” Peters to Town Manager.
In his position, Sexton will assist in the overall management of the day-to-day operations of the Town government and work with the Mayor, members of Council and the Town Manager to implement their strategic vision for the community.
“Vinton is truly a special place and is quickly becoming one of the best places to enjoy every aspect of the high quality of life we have come to love in the Roanoke Valley,” said Sexton. “I am excited to work with elected officials and a talented staff who have such enthusiasm to improve the lives of the residents, businesses, and visitors.”
Prior to coming to the Town, Sexton most recently served as the Assistant to the County Administrator in Botetourt County.
In his seven years with Botetourt, he served on the County’s Executive Leadership Team, was the primary media contact and general spokesperson for the County, coordinated transportation planning and projects at both the local and regional levels, and provided staff support to a number of commissions and committees.
Sexton also provided leadership to the County’s annual budgeting process and oversaw Central Garage operations and the security/reception staff for the County’s Administration Center. He also led and worked on projects that touched nearly every aspect of County government. Before coming to Botetourt County, Sexton worked as an analyst for Stafford County in Northern Virginia.
“The Town was pleased to have attracted a very impressive pool of over 30 candidates with interest in the position,” said Town Manager Pete Peters. “Mr. Sexton emerged as the top candidate after a thorough interview process that involved the Town’s entire eight-member Leadership Team. Cody’s knowledge and experience in local government management and his passion for public service were key factors in him being selected and we are very excited to have him join our team.”
In addition to his local government experience, Sexton holds a Master of Public Administration degree and a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management from Virginia Tech. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Roanoke College, where he serves as a Lecturer in the Department of Public Affairs. In addition, Sexton is active in the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA) and serves on the Communications and Networking Committee.
“Local government is where the rubber meets the road in our democracy,” said Sexton. “I believe this work is a calling, and we have been entrusted by our communities to work hard and to provide the highest levels of service to our people. My goal is to infuse that passion for service into all I do for the Town.”
Sexton will begin his role as Assistant Town Manager on May 3, 2021.