Pete Huber, with The Berkley Group, will serve as Amherst’s interim Town Manager beginning the week of September 11th. He will assist Town Council in filling the manager position vacated by Jack Hobbs. The Berkley Group is a local government consulting firm that provides a variety of support services including the Executive Transition Assistance, Auxiliary Town Hall, and Organizational Strategic Assessment programs.
Pete brings over 30 years of local government experience to the Town and joined The Berkley Group as an Executive Manager in July 2017. He served as County Administrator for Pulaski County from November 2000 until January 2017. He served as an Assistant County Administrator for Pulaski from January 1986 until his appointment to County Administrator. Prior to his time in Pulaski, Pete was the Town Manager for the Town of Saltville, Planning Director for Parkersburg, WV, and Planner for the Mount Rogers Planning District Commission.
Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts from Emory & Henry College in Land Use Analysis and Planning, and a Master of Arts in Geography from Appalachian State University. He completed the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia, and is an International City County Management Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager.
Darren Coffey, Berkley Group CEO, asserts that Pete is “an intelligent, experienced manager” and a “calming influence due to his low-key, amenable personality.” Mayor Tuggle noted that Pete Huber was highly recommended by the search committee and approved unanimously by Council. “We look forward to utilizing his experience serving us during this interim period while we look for our next Manager.”