4 Montcross area city manages make career moves

Danny Jackson retires after 33 years of service in Mount Holly

Sunday, November 8, 2020



New positions for Miles Braswell, Kevin Krouse, Scott Attaway 

Four Montcross area city managers have made career moves recently, including long-time Mount Holly City Manager Danny Jackson. Jackson, who worked for the City of Mount Holly 33 years, the past 10 years as city manager, retired effective November 1. 

After a month off, he plans to continue serving the city as a consultant working on special projects. He also will continue teaching leadership principles to young people through the non-profit Danny Jackson Leadership Institute. 

Mount Holly Assistant City Manager Miles Braswell has been named to the city manager position. 

Lowell City Manager Kevin Krouse recently accepted a new position in Belmont as assistant city manager. And Scott Attaway, who served Lowell previously as development services administrator, has been named Lowell city manager. 

Danny Jackson: Shortly before announcing his resignation, Jackson received North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, The Order of The Long Leaf Pine, in recognition for decades of service in the Tar Heel state. The award was presented by his former basketball coach at Appalachian State University Bobby Cremins.  

In addition to serving the City of Mount Holly in several positions before being named city manager in 2010, Jackson also has served many community organizations, including: Gaston United Way, Mount Holly Rotary Club, Mount Holly Community Relief Organization, Mount Holly Black History Committee and others. He was Mount Holly’s Man of the Year in 2016 and is a recipient of both the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Award and the Jessie Mae Robinson Humanitarian Award. 

Miles Braswell: Before joining the City of Mount Holly in 2014 as director of the streets & solid waste department, Braswell worked for the City of Charlotte and for Gaston County Schools. He was promoted to assistant city manager in 2016. 

Kevin Krouse: Before being named city manager in Lowell in 2016, Krouse worked three years as planning director in the Town of Cramerton and 11 years as planning director, and one year as assistant city manager, in Bessemer City. In his new role as assistant city manager in Belmont, he will work with City Manager Adrian Miller. 

Scott Attaway: After several years working fulltime as president of his own business S&A Landscaping, Attaway returned to the City of Lowell in 2019 as development services administrator. He previously had worked for the city as planning director.  


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