Greenville City Council recently voted to hire Korey Bennett Adams for the manager position in the Water Department. Born and raised in Greenville, Adams attended Jackson State University and majored in psychology. In 1998, Adams graduated at the top of his class with magna cum laude honors. After college, Adams took a position as career counselor and later as a business tech manager at the Job Corps Center in Devens, Mass. Adams advanced his education by earning a masters of public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York. After graduation, Adams was recruited to serve as deputy center director for the Joliet Job Corps Center in Joliet, Ill., and later was promoted to the position of center director. Adams is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and serves as associate minister at Hinds Street Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville. Adams will fill the vacancy left since March 28 when Pam Richards resigned as manager. In the interim period, Mayor John Cox took over as day-to-day manager of the department.