City Manager

Grant W. Goings, City Manager - City of Wilson

Wilson is a great city, full of history, charm, progress and potential. Thank you for your interest in our growing community. You may contact me at  252.296.3398.

About the City Manager

Grant Goings, Wilson's city managerGrant Goings has served as City Manager of The City of Wilson since January of 2005. Prior experience includes serving as City Manager for the City of Shelby, N.C., Town Manager for the Town of Elkin, N.C., and Town Administrator for the Town of Bethel, N.C.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Appalachian State University with a concentration in City and County Management and a minor in Urban and Regional Planning. He is a graduate of the Public Executive Leadership Academy of the School of Government at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as the Municipal Administration Program.

Mr. Goings is a member of International City Management Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina City/County Managers’ Association.  He is a member and Past President of the Appalachian State University Local Government Alumni Association. 

Currently, Mr. Goings serves on many state and local boards including the United Way of Wilson County, the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, Electricities of North Carolina, Wilson County Properties, and the Wilson Economic Development Council. He was also a leader in the development of “Wilson 20/20 Vision”, a community-wide strategic planning initiative, where he serves on the Management Committee and Board of Directors. He has served as a Cub Scout leader.

He is married and the father of three sons.