NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Budget Director, Cam Griffin, has announced her plan to retire in the coming months.
“It has been my honor and privilege to work with New Hanover County for over 30 years. That was before I-40”, Griffin said. “I have worked with many wonderful employees, elected officials and community organizations during this time.”
Under her leadership, the New Hanover County Budget Department was recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the last 24 consecutive years. The GFOA Awards for Excellence in Government Finance recognizes innovative programs and contributions to the practice of government finance that exemplify outstanding financial management. The awards stress practical, documented work that offers leadership to the profession and promotes improved public finance.
In announcing the news to county commissioners, County Manager Chris Coudriet said “I am so happy for Cam, as this is something that she really wants to do, but it’s an incredible loss for New Hanover County. We cannot replace Cam, her experience, and her talent”. As an aside, he said, “this retirement is reflective of the thing that worries me most at night: 25 percent of the county’s talent is eligible to retire within the next 5 years.” That sentiment is echoed by Board of Commissioners Chairman, Jonathan Barfield, Jr. “There is no replacing the depth, quality, and passion of the work Cam has offered to the county and its residents”.