Roth Named County Planning Director
New Hanover County has a new planning chief.
Officials announced last month that REBEKAH ROTH would be the county’s planning and land use director, after serving as interim director since October. Before that, Roth was senior planner for the county for four years.
“Rebekah is a strategic leader whose vision and expertise will continue moving our planning team forward,” County Manager Chris Coudriet says. “She is committed to promoting and protecting our neighborhoods through responsible land-use policies and plans, while also enhancing complete communities with a mix of uses and diverse housing types. And she has a keen focus on community engagement and collaboration that will serve our county well.”
Roth led the county’s long-range planning team’s implementation of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan and managed the Unified Development Ordinance project to update the county’s development regulations, completed in 2020.
Before working for New Hanover County, Roth served for more than nine years with the town of Burgaw, where she was planning administrator.
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