Vance County’s new assistant county manager is set to begin work in just more than a week.
Chris Dillon comes to his new position from Wake County, where he worked for almost seven years in various roles, including assistant county manager and senior assistant county manager. His responsibilities included overseeing transportation, economic development, workforce development and elections staff.
Through his work in Wake County, he gained experience as the chief county representative to federal, state and local governments and was instrumental in assisting the county in its negotiations for business incentive grants with several large economic development investments, according to a press statement issued by Vance County this week.
Prior to his time in Wake County, he spent four years as director of governmental affairs for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Before that, he spent more than six years as deputy chief of staff for special projects for the president pro tempore in the state Senate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having authored several successful pieces of legislation at the state level and has built key relationships across the state.
Dillon has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Campbell University and he has completed various continuing education programs including the Public Executive Leadership Academy at the University of North Carolina and the Colin Powell Professional Development Academy through the National Association of Counties.