Up & Coming Weekly

October 01, 2019

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM OCTOBER 2-8, 2019 UCW 35 County Hires New Planning & Inspections Director C ounty Manager Amy H. Cannon has hired Rawls Howard as Cumberland County's new Planning & Inspections Director effective Oct. 14. Howard is currently the Director of Planning and Community Development in Mooresville, N.C., where he is responsible for planning, code enforcement, community and economic development, historic preservation and downtown development. Howard, a native of Tarboro, has served as a planning director or manager for several different local governments of various sizes and complexity in North Carolina, including: North Wilkesboro, Greensboro, Greenville, Sunset Beach and Linville Land Harbor, as well as Cedar Park, Texas. He also spent two years in the Peace Corps and assisted with BRAC-style analysis for the Ukrainian Government, which involved redevelopment of military bases for civilian economic development purposes. Howard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Urban Planning from East Carolina University and a Master of Arts degree in Geography from Appalachian State University. e Planning & Inspections Department has 43 employees. e department's mission is to promote a safe, stable, culturally and economically viable environment for the citizens of Cumberland County through comprehensive and coordinated planning, with the provision of responsible code enforcement and trade inspections. Howard T he Cumberland County Board of Health announced Sept. 17 at a called meeting that it has selected Dr. Jennifer R. Green to serve as the County's new Health Director effective Nov. 18. Green has been the Health Director for the Riley County Health Department in Manhattan, Kan., since 2016. During her tenure in Riley County she has developed and implemented the Health Department's strategic plan and performance management system, as well as engaged with residents in implementing policy, systems and environmental change related to health equity at the community level. She has also collaborated with multi- sector local and state partners to develop and implement County Hires New Public Health Director strategies to address the priorities in Riley County's Community Health Improvement Plan and secured new funding sources to address chronic disease, sexually transmitted diseases and opioid use and prevention. She currently serves as president of the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments. Prior to her appointment as Riley County Health Director, she was project manager with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where she managed data collection activities for a federally-funded randomized control trial, performed longitudinal data analyses and wrote and prepared funder grant reports and project-related publications for peer review. She has worked as a health educator and health education program coordinator with Healthy Futures of Texas, a non-profit in San Antonio aimed at reducing teen and unplanned pregnancies. Green received both her Bachelor of Science in Health Science Studies and Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from Baylor University. She earned a doctorate in Health Promotion Sciences and Public Health from the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health. Meet & Greet on Oct. 15 e Health Department is planning a Community Meet & Greet with Dr. Green on Oct. 15 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the third-floor boardroom of the Public Health Center, located at 1235 Ramsey Street. e Board of Health's regular October meeting will follow promptly at 6 p.m. "Dr. Green's educational background, public health leadership experience and passion for meeting the health needs of diverse communities make her well suited to serve as Cumberland County's Public Health Director," said Dr. Connette McMahon, chair of the Board of Health. e Public Health Department has approximately 250 employees. Green Saturday, October 5 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Public Health, 1235 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville No checks Bring exact change No rolled coins For more information: ( 910 ) 433-3668 ( 910) 433-3660 Vaccination Clinic Rabies $ 10 Per dog or cat During the month of October, the library is accepting donations of pet supplies for animals at the Cumberland County Animal Shelter. Drop off supplies at any of the eight library locations. More information at: cumberland.lib.nc.us. Helping Pets in Need News for Cumberland County Residents co.cumberland.nc.us Cumberland Matters 116 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 | 910-829-9171 www.fascinate-u.com OCTOBER Events THURS., Oct. 10: 10:00-10:30 Fascinating Story Time with the Library (free admission for story time) SAT., Oct. 12: 11:00- 1:00 Make It Take It-Picasso Pumpkins WED., Oct. 16: 10:00-10:45 STEM Science @ Headquarters Library - "What Makes a Mammal?" (free, register by calling 483-7727 ext. 1351) SAT., Oct. 19: 11:00- 1:00 Super Science: Let's Do Chemistry! FRI., Oct. 25: 7:00-9:00pm 4th Friday - Funny Felt Monsters TUES. - THURS. Oct. 29-31 9:00 - 12:00 Preschool Halloween Carnival call 829-9171 for more info or to register THURS., Oct. 29: 4:00 - 6:00 Downtown Trick or Treat

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