Joshua W. Ray, City Manager

josh2021Joshua W. Ray was appointed as City Manager for the City of Shelbyville on 14 January 2021.  Josh is a member of the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and has been certified as a Credentialed Manager since 2013.  Josh has served as City Manager in four different cities in North Carolina, New Mexico, and Texas over a 17-year career in local government. 

Josh was born and raised in Waynesville, North Carolina.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his Master of Public Affairs degree from Western Carolina University.  

Josh and his wife Savanah are blessed with three daughters; Kaydence, Kambree, and Kenzlee.  Kaydence and Kambree attend Shelbyville Central High School.  Kenzlee currently attends Learning Way Elementary School.  

Josh and his family attend Gateway Church in Shelbyville and enjoy sharing their faith in God with anyone that will listen.  Their family believes that God has a clear path for them and they strive to follow that path. 



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