NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Robert “Wayne” Clark has been selected to be the county’s new planning and land use director. He will begin in this role on September 26.
Clark has nearly 30 years of planning and community development experience and is a certified planner through the American Planning Association’s American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Since 2007, he has served as the community development director for the City of Port Orange, Florida. Prior to that, Clark was the development services director and planning manager for the City of Wilmington for eight years. He has also served in planning roles with the City of Coral Springs, Florida and the Town of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
“Wayne is an excellent choice for this role, bringing with him extensive planning experience and knowledge of our community,” said County Manager Chris Coudriet. “We are fortunate to have him return to New Hanover County as we undertake important projects such as updating the county’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), and implementing our first comprehensive plan.”
Clark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Communications and a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University.
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