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White hired as planning and zoning admin

Former Farmville Downtown Partnership Program Manager Chelsey White has taken a new position as planning director and zoning administrator of Cumberland County.

At an electronic Cumberland Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, May 12, County Administrator Don Unmussig announced White would be starting her position the following Monday.

A release issued by Farmville Downtown Partnership Friday, May 15, stated White’s last day with the town was in the middle of last week. According to the release, The partnership’s board of directors will be managing the multiple grants that are in progress, as well as social media and administrative tasks, during the period of transition.

The board will also begin considering next steps on “how best to position the organization for the future.”

White was hired as program manager for Farmville Downtown Partnership in February of last year.

Previous Cumberland Planning Director and Zoning Administrator J.P. Duncan resigned in January after accepting a position with the town of Newport, North Carolina.