Longtime Wake County Manager David Cooke has announced his resignation, according to an official statement sent out late Thursday evening.
Cooke will retire at the end of November.
“I have no immediate plans,” said Cooke in a prepared statement. “But I am excited about pursuing some new adventure next year.”
Cooke has been with WakeCounty for 17 years, 13 of those as the county manager.
County officials will join the City of Raleigh as it looks for a new person to head up the day-to-day operations. WakeCounty Commissioners will begin their search in August.