Up & Coming Weekly

February 26, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 5, 2019 UCW 31 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEGRA Stadium Unveiled at Fayetteville Fans First Look SEGRA Stadium, the new downtown home of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, will be unveiled to the public for the first time on Saturday, April 13 from Noon to 3 p.m. during an event dubbed Fayetteville Fans First Look. The name means exactly what it says: Fans will get an inside peek of the stadium and get an early start on all the fun that will take place there. Free and open to the public, Fayetteville Fans First Look will give residents the chance to check out the stadium's amenities, including a bar behind the seats, multiple concession areas and restrooms, multiple types of seating, an outfield bar with 30 beers on tap, a patio with foosball and cornhole, a children's play area, a grassy berm seating area where you can lounge on a blanket or lawn chair, club/luxury suites and seating and the Bird's Nest Team Store, where people can purchase their exclusive Fayetteville Woodpeckers merchandise. Individual game, season, half season and partial season tickets will also be for sale on the day of the event. "We invite Fayetteville residents out for this momentous occasion, which is historic for Fayetteville," City Manager Doug Hewett said. "We are so excited to welcome the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and Houston Astros organizations to our city and we are thankful and honored to be welcomed into the Houston Astros family. The Astros, who won the 2017 World Series, are a great organization that will bring future Major League Baseball talent to SEGRA Stadium and we are thrilled to be part of that, as well as the other events that will be held in our downtown." Jay Toland Named City Chief Financial Officer Jay's leadership, the City Finance Department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and received a clean audit opinion for its annual audit. I look forward to more great things to come from Jay and the Finance Department." Jay resides in Fayetteville with his wife and daughter. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has also completed other post graduate work at East Carolina University and is a Certified Management Accountant. 433 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301-5537 www.FayettevilleNC.gov (910) 433-1FAY (1329) /cityoffayettevillegovernment Insta Follow Your City on Social Media: Engaging You About Your City Government Engaging You About Your City Government KENNETH MAYNER, MPA, Chief Branding Officer, City of Faye eville Corporate Communica ons Department, Contribu ng Writer. The City of Fayetteville has named Jay Toland Chief Financial Officer for the City of Fayetteville, where he has worked since February 2018. Toland has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer for eight months. He will oversee the Finance Department, which manages approximately $200 million in revenues and expenditures and functions in Payroll, Accounts Payable and Receivable, Collections, Risk, Purchasing, Investments, Financial Reporting and Debt Issuance and Management. Jay is also responsible for the oversight of the City's approximate $145 million Investment Portfolio. Prior to joining the City, Jay was the Chief Financial Officer for Scotland County Schools. Under Jay's direction, Scotland County Schools was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association, The Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting and Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials and the Award for Excellence in Management of the NC State Public School Fund from the North Carolina State Board of Education. "I am confident that Jay Toland will serve the City of Fayetteville well as Chief Financial Officer," City Manager Doug Hewett said. "His work prior to coming to Fayetteville and his work while here has been exemplary. Under

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