Assistant City Manager

Hovis  SeanSean Hovis is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Newton. He has held the position since February 2013.

As Assistant City Manager, Mr. Hovis is responsible for administering and coordinating special projects and research, assisting in developing and implementing policies, serving in the absence of the City Manager and directing, coordinating and supervising the planning department’s services, staff and functions.

Mr. Hovis holds a master of public administration from Appalachian State University and a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Lees McRae College. Prior to his service in Newton, Mr. Hovis served as the risk manager for the City of Hickory.

Mr. Hovis is married to Wendy, and they have two children, son Nick and daughter Seana.