NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Tufanna Bradley-Thomas has been selected to serve as an Assistant County Manager for New Hanover County beginning Tuesday, August 27. Bradley-Thomas has been the county’s Community Affairs Coordinator since January of this year, and prior to that worked for New Hanover County Schools.
In her new role, Bradley-Thomas will continue to manage the county’s community affairs as well as the county’s Parks & Gardens Department, NC Cooperative Extension & Arboretum, Public Library, Cape Fear Museum, Soil & Water Conservation District, and Board of Elections.
“Tufanna understands the county’s operations from working here for seven months, and brings a diverse, outside perspective that is so important to have as well,” said County Manager Chris Coudriet. “She has grown up in this community and knows the importance of the county’s work and our quality of life services. She is strategic and community-minded, and will be a great asset as a leader for the county.”
Bradley-Thomas is among several leaders with New Hanover County who have grown up in this community, showing the county’s focus of developing and evolving people into top-level leadership positions who have strong roots and a great appreciation for this community.
“I have an affinity for working with and for our community to address and solve issues that impact residents of New Hanover County,” said Bradley-Thomas. “And I appreciate the opportunity to serve New Hanover County in this new capacity, bringing my love for this community to the forefront while providing superior, customer-centered service to our citizens, with a special focus on building and maintaining strong relationships and partnerships.”
Bradley-Thomas has worked in public service for almost 20 years in the nonprofit, education and government sectors. She has served as the director of several nonprofit organizations, Community Relations Coordinator for New Hanover County Schools and, most recently, Community Affairs Coordinator for New Hanover County. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Sociology from East Carolina University, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNCW.
View New Hanover County’s organizational work chart here.