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Author: Courtney Cooper-Lewter

What a summer it has been! This will (unfortunately) be my last blog post of the summer. But rest assured, my work with Chatham County is not done! Over the last few weeks, I spent a lot of time deciphering and coding the information that I received from interviews.  And let me tell you…I had …

Author: Hallee Haygood

My supervisors have been incredibly supportive of me getting a well-rounded local government experience. One of their goals as part of my time in Durham, was for me to have several ride-a-long opportunities. As the summer has gone on, I have been able to meet with Inspections, Public Affairs, Solid Waste, Police, and more. Inspections …

Author: Sydney Lawrence

Welcome back! This week, the 9 OAQPS interns presented their summer projects and research to staff and management. Each one of us has been working on different issues, and I was really excited to learn about what everyone else had been up to. It was also a great opportunity to see the depth and breadth …

Author: Karson Nelson

The saddest news to report is that we said goodbye to the Superintendent’s Legislative Director- my boss referred to in my previous blogs as @kevin. While I am super sad about his departure, we are so excited about the opportunities ahead of him as he joins the UNC System. As a part of his farewell, …

Author: Brian Farmer

Is Salisbury Parks and Recreation anything like the show Parks and Recreation? While I don’t think real life can live up to the crazy antics of what is admittedly one of my favorite shows, it is important to note that there is the same (if not greater) level of dedication toward serving the community. There …

Author: Courtney Cooper-Lewter

Yep, you heard that right – we got new County Commissioners outside of the election cycle. Ok, so maybe they weren’t exactly sworn in, but they did volunteer to serve and make decisions about the County’s future. Oh, and I should also mention that they are all under the age of 19 years old. Here …

Author: Hallee Haygood

Thank you all for coming back to my blog, despite a lapse since my last post. I was on vacation back home! Although it was good to be back, we spent the majority of the time packing because I have finally convinced my parents to move to North Carolina. But now I’m back and can …

Author: Sydney Lawrence

I’ve spent nearly the entire summer trying to come up with an air pun to no avail, so if any of y’all can think of one, drop it in the comments section below. The EPA Advance program is transitioning to AQPD (my division), so we are in the midst of transferring institutional knowledge. If Org …

Author: Brian Farmer

I will preface this week’s post by saying that Public Services does A LOT around the City of Salisbury. What I describe may not encompass everything and will definitely not do the department justice for their awesome work, but it would probably be bad blogging if I didn’t try. P.S. – Sorry for the long …

Author: Courtney Cooper-Lewter

Meet Chatham County’s Human Resources Director, Carolyn Miller. On Thursday last week, I had the opportunity to shadow Carolyn.  I learned more about how conflicts are managed, HR consultations, new employee orientation, and all the many things our HR department does and manages. But of course, I got to learn more about the little things …

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