Jul 15 2022

The Town of Narrows appointed Terry Nicholson as Town Manager

The Town of Narrows appointed Terry Nicholson as Town Manager at their Town Council meeting on Monday, July 11, 2022.  In this role, Mr. Nicholson will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Town government, implementing policies and priorities set by the elected officials on Town Council.  Mr. Nicholson is currently the chair of the Narrows Planning Commission, having served in that role for 6 years.


Nicholson brings a wealth of experience to the Town Manager position, including most recently as Code Enforcement Officer and Residential Building Inspector for the City of Radford.  He was the Museum Administrator for the Town of Blacksburg during the restoration of the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall and the planning for the restoration of the Alexander Black House.  Nicholson was the Executive Director of Historic Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg, and coordinated regional Outreach and Advocacy for Preservation Virginia, the statewide preservation organization which owned Smithfield.  In addition, he owned his own business inspecting and consulting on the restoration of historic properties.


Nicholson and his wife, Terri Fisher, have lived in Narrows for 20 years, and have both been involved in community activities such as the grant management team for the current Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) downtown improvements, and the former Progress in Narrows Now (PINN) groups.


Nicholson studied in the Master’s of Architecture program at Virginia Tech, focusing on historic preservation.  Prior to his studies at Virginia Tech, Nicholson earned his BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary, and had a 15 year career as the Manager of Quality Control and Quality Assurance for B. I. Chemicals, a pharmaceutical company in Petersburg, VA.


Narrows’ Mayor Tom Spangler said “Council and I are pleased to welcome Terry as Town Manager and look forward to working with him. We are excited that Terry brings the experience necessary to lead our town. Council has been involved in several new and exciting possibilities for the town and are confident Terry will help pave the way for a successful future.”


Mr. Nicholson said “I look forward to working with Town Council, Town staff, and the citizens of Narrows to grow our community.  This is a great place to live, work, and play.  I am honored to be chosen for this job.”


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Terry Nicholson has been appointed Town Manager for the Town of Narrows. (Photo by Terri Fisher)



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