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County selects Remsburg for planning director

Bob Remsburg has been promoted to planning director for the county after spending more than three years with the planning department.

“I’ve called Stanly County home for over 34 years and I’m pleased to work with the citizens and those investing in Stanly County to make the best use of their land and structures,” Remsburg said. “I’ll strive to help promote the economic vitality of the county while protecting the integrity of our neighborhoods and conserving our resources for future generations.”

Remsburg fills the spot that opened when Michael Sandy resigned Feb. 11 after more than 20 years with the county.

“Based on Bob’s planning experience with the County, demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding customer service and his demonstrated willingness to work with individuals to identify reasonable, common sense approaches to address various planning and zoning issue, he quickly emerged as the leading candidate,” County Manager Andy Lucas said. “We are pleased Bob will continue to be part of the County’s team in a leadership role.”

Prior to being with the county, Remsburg spent almost five years with the City of Locust.

“I was on City Council in Locust for several years prior to being city administrator and on the committee which developed the City of Locust’s Land Use Plan back around 1998,” Remsburg said.

He was also worked for the state at Reed Gold Mine as a manager and regional supervisor and for about six years and taught seventh grade in New London.

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