Posted on Tuesday November 27, 2018
Rockingham County Manager Lance Metzler announced Carrie Spencer is new Planning Director to supervise Planning, Building Inspections, & Code Enforcement Departments.


WENTWORTH, NC (Nov. 27, 2018)  Rockingham County Manager Lance Metzler announced this morning that Carrie Spencer is the new Planning Director coming to Rockingham County, from the Town of Summerfield, to supervise Planning, Building Inspections, and Code Enforcement Departments.

"We welcome Carrie Spencer to the Rockingham County Governmental family on Monday, Dec. 10th," Metzler said.  "Her education and career experiences have provided quite an impressive portfolio.  We were especially impressed with her communication, service, and customer relations priorities to serve our constituents."

Spencer said her focus and strengths are communication, and service to citizens since she comes from a long family-line of military and municipal service, and has enjoyed a fulfilling career following the same path.

Professionally certified as an American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP), she has over 17 years of experience in public sector Land Use Planning and Public Administration; has worked in construction management, base and facilities planning for the Armed Forces in Germany, and municipal planning for Guilford County, Summerfield, and Jamestown.  She has a civil engineering degree from the University of Rhode Island.

Her accomplishments include the planning, review and approvals for large and small development projects; initiating collaborative projects with local university programs; supervising inspection staff for major construction and service contracts; and managing a long-range plan that won awards for public participation for the Town of Summerfield.

She is married to Brent Spencer and they have two adult children, Garrett and Lydia. According to Spencer: “The whole family really loves dogs.”

She shared thoughts about her new role with Rockingham County Government:  "My goal as a planner is to provide solutions by offering options. I believe that we all deserve respect, and that taking time to explain and think creatively on behalf of a citizen will make us the best possible stewards of our vision and our regulation. I’m especially looking forward to a genuine understanding of Rockingham County and the opportunity to incorporate our vision into the update of the Land Use Plan.

As I prepare to leave I often mention my job change to people coming into the office. Anyone that has done work with Rockingham County Planning is very complimentary about their experiences there and I’m really looking forward to becoming a part of the team.”


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