Beaufort News

Beaufort assistant city manager to be offered Nev. post

Shirley Hughes, Beaufort's chief financial officer and assistant city manager, is poised to get an offer for a new job in Nevada today.

The manager of Boulder City, Nev., has tapped Hughes to become its finance director, and the city council is to consider the appointment at 7 p.m., officials said.

Attempts Monday to reach Hughes for comment were unsuccessful.

She has worked for Beaufort since July 2006, according to a page in her name at networking website LinkedIn.

Last year, Hughes was a finalist for a treasurer position with the city of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling spoke highly of Hughes and said he knew she had applied for the Boulder City job.

"Shirley is an incredibly competent woman, and I would think just about anyone would hire her for her skills," he said.

He declined to comment further until Boulder City's vote.

The Nevada job pays $114,600, Boulder City personnel administrator Bryce Boldt said. Beaufort officials would not provide information about Hughes' pay Monday.

Director of human resources Kimberly Foxworth said city manager Scott Dadson instructed her to direct calls about Hughes' status to him. Attempts to reach Dadson were unsuccessful.

Boulder City has a population of about 15,000 -- about 2,600 more than Beaufort.

Previous finance director Tim Inch resigned in late January, according to the Boulder City Review.