I was born and raised in Harnett County in the small town of Broadway. After graduating from Western Harnett High School and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I, along with my future husband, moved to Transylvania County on a whim in the summer of 1997 and we’ve called it our home ever since. Prior to working for Transylvania County government, I held administrative office positions at TREND Mental Health and the Department of Corrections/Division of Community Corrections in Brevard. In late 2006, I was given the opportunity to interview for the position of Clerk to the Board and I have been serving in that role since January 2007. My husband Andrew and I live in Brevard.
Q & A
Q: What are your job duties for Transylvania County?
The Clerk to the Board is an appointed and duly sworn position and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners. This position is also part of the administrative team with the County Manager and County Attorney.
One of the major responsibilities includes preparing agenda and information packages for the Board of Commissioners and composing a full and accurate account of all actions taken, which account is the only legal evidence of actions taken by the governing body. The Clerk to the Board also retains the County seal and official records including minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, and leases in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes, and manages the appointments of approximately 25 citizen advisory councils. In addition, the Clerk to the Board ensures compliance with the North Carolina Open Meetings Law and is responsible for legal advertisements and must be familiar with the General Statutes that deal with advertisements in order to ensure the validity of actions taken by the Board of Commissioners.
The Clerk to the Board also responds to inquiries from the general public, news media and County employees based on considerable knowledge of County programs and activities and ensures the general public has access to County records as required by North Carolina Public Records Law.
Q: What makes Transylvania County so special to you?
What first attracted me to Transylvania County was the relaxed small town feel. I like being able to travel anywhere in the County and feel like I belong here. Most of all, I love the natural beauty and the active and healthy people who live, work and play here.
Q: In which ways do you hope to improve Transylvania County?
Through my role with the County, I hope to be a resource to the Board of Commissioners and help them as they work to serve the people of this County. I also share the desire of the Board and County departments to assure the public we are working for them and thus improve the reputation of local government.
Q: Do you have any favorite things that you like to do in Transylvania County?
Autumn is my favorite season. I got married in the fall. I enjoy the beauty of the leaves changing to gold and crimson and I welcome the cooler air. But for me, fall means football. I am a huge sports fanatic and I especially love football. On Friday nights you might find me at a local high school football game and on Saturdays and Sundays I open up the doors and windows to let the cool air in while I sit in my favorite spot in the living room (I’m also a little bit superstitious) and cheer on the Tar Heels and the Carolina Panthers. Otherwise, I just enjoy relaxing on the porch and being surrounded by Transylvania County’s natural beauty.