CAREERS IN COUNTY GOVERNMENT

NCACC Youth Summit County Government Employee Interviews and Reports
Think you may be interested in a career in county government? Counties employ workers from a wide range of areas of expertise and professional backgrounds. The following reports on county government employees were produced by youth who attended the NCACC's third annual Youth Summit on Aug. 18-19, 2012. One of the assignments for applicants prior to attending the conference was to interview a county employee and produce a report on the youth's findings from that interview.

County overview

  • Nash County Government, by Taylor Tyson
  • Board of Commissioners

  • Larry Caddell, County Commissioner, Moore County, by Marcus McIver
  • Cookie Pope, County Commissioner, Johnston County, by Haley Stanley
  • David Williams, County Commissioner, Pender County, by Ryan Teeter
  • Gates County Board of Commissioners report, by Tomas Robinson
  • County Manager's Office

  • Cindy Coto, County Manager, Union County, by Jordan Purser
  • Steve Garrison, County Manager, Madison County, by Sierra Kindley
  • Franky Howard, County Manager, Jones County, by Kiarra Hill
  • Loria Williams, County Manager, Hertford County, by Samantha Newsome
  • Denise Stinagle, Assistant County Manager, Wilson County, by Tyler Sharp
  • Gaynell Lee, Clerk to the Board, Lee County, by Keven Ramirez
  • County Attorney's Office

  • Jodi Stewart, Assistant County Attorney, Catawba County, by Kaitlin Winn
  • Register of Deeds Office

  • Willoree Jobe, Register of Deeds, Yancey County, by Hope Robinson
  • Land Use

  • Bradley Kirkley, Building Code and Zoning Enforcement Officer, Burke County, by Mollee Soirez
  • Public Health

  • Carvel Cheves, Soil and Water Conservation Board of Supervisors, Franklin County, by Joey Moore
  • Sandra Boyd, Health Education Supervisor, Lee County, by Gabrielle Holmes
  • Health Director, Stanly County, by Brittany Sanders
  • Social Services

  • Sharon Daniels, Social Worker, Iredell County, by Jadan Griffin
  • Libraries

  • Earline Cross, Library Technician, Perquimans County, by Kandace Henry
  • Parks and Recreation

  • Mike Anderson, Parks and Recreation Director, Greene County, by Alana Jones
  • Craige Farmer, Park Supervisor, Rowan County, by Savanah Hipp
  • Tonya Shaw, Administrative Assistant, Pamlico County, by Cierra Harrington
  • Public Information

  • Christina DeStefano, Public Information Officer, Henderson County, by Kristen Keck
  • Dawn Dudley, Public Information Specialist, Durham County, by Catherine Yang
  • Public Safety

  • Ann Chalker, Animal Control Center Rescue and Volunteer Coordinator, Cumberland County, by Jenna Shackelford
  • James Collins, Emergency Medical Services Major, Yadkin County, by Madeline Jones
  • Firefighter/Paramedic, Vance County, by Mallory Falkner
  • Blake Wallace, Sheriff, Duplin County, by Lauren Hardin
  • Leslie Deaver, Sheriff's Deputy, Lenoir County, by Abby Dunn
  • Larry Russ, Sheriff's Deputy, Robeson County, by Korina Pittman
  • Public Utilities

  • Amanda Bader, Engineer, Harnett County, by Mason Blinson
  • School System

  • Melvin Hawkins, Superintendent, Camden County, by Johnathan Gay
  • Kris Reis, Principal, Macon County, by Lexie Edwards
  • Caroline Williams, Child Nutrition Supervisor, Northampton County, by Chawki Deida
  • School Nurse, Pasquotank County, by April Parker
  • Tammy Powell, Teacher (First Grade), Edgecombe County, by Allison Lancaster
  • Cooperative Extension

  • Erin Massie, 4-H Agent, Beaufort County, by Roberto Gomez
  • April Bowman, 4-H Agent, Forsyth County, by Laura Hutchins
  • Jessica Smith Harris, 4-H Agent, Granville County, by Jacob Dickerson
  • Summer Young, 4-H Program Assistant, Wayne County, by Amanda Wheaton
  • Ben Chase, Livestock Extension Agent, Rockingham County, by Lydia Ryan
  • State officials

  • Anthony Tuorto, Assistant District Attorney, Henderson County, by Tae Brown
  • Municipal officials

  • Devone Jones, Mayor, Town of Fremont, Wayne County, by Patrick Smith
  • Cheryl Oliver, Mayor, Town of Selma, Johnston County, by Gabriel Haire
  • Edward Austin, Athletic Coordinator, Town of Wake Forest, Wake County, by Kyndall Dysard