Josh Ray has been selected as the new town manager for Signal Mountain following a national search over several months. Ray has about 20 years of city manager experience and most recently served as the city manager of Shelbyville from January 2021 until March 2022. Signal Mountain’s last town manager, Boyd Veal, retired in December 2021 after serving in the role since 2014. Before coming to Shelbyville in 2021, Ray was the city manager of Lago Vista, Texas, from 2017 to 2020. Before that, he served for seven years as the city manager of Aztec, N.M. Ray holds a master’s degree in public affairs from Western Carolina University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina.