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Mecklenburg County Manager sworn in

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Dena Diorio, with her husband holding the Bible, as the County Clerk administers the oath. Dena Diorio, with her husband holding the Bible, as the County Clerk administers the oath.
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

It's official. Mecklenburg County's new County Manager is in office. Dena Diorio was sworn in Tuesday morning.

After taking the Oath of Office, Diorio told County Commissioners and employees who attended the ceremony, "this is an incredible honor."

Diorio is Mecklenburg County's fifth manager and the first female.

"I promise to do my best by you at all times" she said. "I just look forward to working with you guys and I know we're going to have a great year, and a great year after that, and a great year after that."

After she was sworn in, Diorio sat down with WBTV to talk what she believes are the priorities facing the county. She said communication is on the list.

"To enhance the communication between staff and the Board {County Commissioners} and the community, to increase more from a transparency perspective - making sure people have a better feeling for the things we're doing" said Diorio.

The new county manager says " working on the budget - I think - that's a big big priority for the county in the next few months."

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