Interview with Gene McCombs
Interviewer: Chad Morgan
Location: Kannapolis City Library, Kannapolis, NC
Interview Date: Friday, February 29, 2008
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Gene McCombs was the first City Manager for Kannapolis when the city was incorporated in the 1980s as well as a Kannapolis native.
This interview is organized around several major themes: Mr. McCombs's background and career in public service; the unique history of Kannapolis and the similarly unique challenges it presented Mr. McCombs as the first City Manager during the 1980s; specific policy decisions of Mr. McCombs and their outcomes; and what the coming of the NCRC means for the city.