Marc Orlando accepted a contract offer from Hilton Head Town Council to be its next town manager. He will begin his new role Feb. 22. The town had been in a search of a new leader after former town manager Steve Riley announced last June his plan to retire. Orlando had been Bluffton town manager since September 2014. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, he was named Bluffton’s deputy town manager in 2009.
According to a statement from Hilton Head mayor John McCann, town council determined that Orlando “embodies the characteristics necessary to effectively meet the Town’s needs and is therefore the ideal candidate for Town Manager.”
In a statement Orlando said, “I’m honored for the opportunity to serve as the Town Manager for Hilton Head Island and am grateful to the Town Council members for having confidence in my abilities. I look forward to getting started and working alongside the Town Council, the staff and the community.”