Having led the community in public service for over two decades, John Castile has opted to step down as Greenville’s city manager, Mayor Knox White announced recently, with plans to assist in transition with leadership.
First hired to support Greenville’s recreation sector, Castile segued to the city manager’s office and assisted with problem solving and project management. He rose through the ranks to become city manager and has served in that capacity for nearly eight years.
White praised Castile’s guidance of city growth and interpersonal skills, calling him “an extraordinarily talented leader and a joy to work with.”
“He brings out the best in everyone, making the City so effective from top to bottom,” White said. “Everyone on City Council has the highest regard for his integrity and ability, and understand that his desire to step away from this very demanding 24/7 role is his personal decision. We all wish him the best.”
The departing official acknowledged the difficulty of his decision but assured constituents that they were in good hands.
“The secret to Greenville’s success is the strong leadership of our elected officials and our commitment – across all departments and at every level of our organization - to making this the best city it can be, for all of our citizens,” Castile said.