The Vance County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Jordan McMillen as County Manager effective August 19, 2016. Mr. McMillen currently serves as Deputy County Manager/Director of Planning and Development. Mr. McMillen joined the county staff in May 2008 as Planning Services Manager: was promoted in October 2011 to Director of Planning and Development Planning Services Manager, and was promoted to his current deputy position in July 2013. While serving as Deputy Manager, Mr. McMillen has been a valuable member of the county’s management team in addition to his planning responsibilities he has played a key role in the development and administration of county capital projects, economic development projects as well as participating in the development of the annual county budget. Mr. McMillen’s county management responsibilities have expanded considerably during the past year and a half while the county has been without the services of a full time county manager. Mr. McMillen’s knowledge of the county organization and his involvement in all of the county’s ongoing projects will provide for a smooth transition between managers.
Mr. McMillen graduated summa cum laude with a BS Degree from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and received a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a graduate of the UNC School of Government County Administration course.
The county received over 90 applications for the County Manager’s position and the Board of Commissioners interviewed 22 candidates. While a number of very qualified applicants expressed strong interest in the position, Mr. McMillen’s professional education, Vance County government experience, and demonstrated commitment to Vance County combined to make him the best person for the position.
Gordon Wilder, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, said; “The board is genuinely pleased that our deliberative search for a county manager concluded with the hiring of someone of such high quality as Jordan McMillen. We have had the opportunity to watch Jordan successfully take on additional management duties since Mr. Ayscue retired, and we are confident that he will do an outstanding job as county manager. I am personally pleased that we were able to hire our manager from within Vance County government, and I know that his fellow staff members have a great deal of confidence in Jordan as well and will welcome his appointment.”
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