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304 S. Morgan Street
Roxboro, NC 27573

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The Person County Manager’s Office is responsible for carrying out the goals and directives of the Board of Commissioners, implementing the policies of the Board of Commissioners, collaboratively managing the various County departments, providing oversight of the day-to-day operations of County Government, and developing and monitoring an annual operating budget.



Person County’s Manager is Heidi York. Ms. York has served as County Manager since 2008. The County Commissioners appoint a County Manager as the chief administrator or chief executive, under State law, for all departments under the Commissioner’s authority. The County Manager supervises county officials and department heads, except those elected by the people, and assists in the supervision of the county’s approximately 400 employees. The County Manager submits a recommended annual budget as well as a capital improvement plan to the Board of County Commissioners. She develops policies for the operation of the government and works with other community partners. 

Ms. York received a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She completed her undergraduate work at The American University in Washington, D.C. She has previously served as an Assistant County Manager in Durham County, as well as worked in Orange County and for the City Manager in Greensboro, NC.



Brenda Reaves serves as the Executive Assistant to the County Manager as well as the Clerk to the Board. She is responsible for keeping the minutes of the Board of Commissioners and the County Ordinance Books, as well as other records. 

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Ron Aycock provides legal expertise and services to the Board of Commissioners, County staff, and departments.




   Brenda Reaves 2013

Assistant County Manager

(336) 597-1720
Room 211

 Heidi York
County Manager

(336) 597-1720
Room 212
   Brenda Reaves
Clerk to the Board &
Executive Assistant
to the County Manager
(336) 597-1720
Room 212


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