Catawba County’s new Assistant County manager starts this week. Alison Alexander was hired to serve in that position starting Tuesday (December 29). Alexander will join County Manager Mick Berry and Deputy County Manager Mary Furtado in overseeing the administration of county government services for citizens.
Alexander brings significant government leadership experience to Catawba County, including her most recent role as Deputy County Administrator for Lancaster County, S.C. During her tenure she managed two major divisions involving multiple service areas, including planning and parks, building services, information technology, human resources, and risk management.
Prior to that, Alexander served as Town Manager for the Town of Laurel Park, N.C., where she oversaw the town’s budget and implemented significant improvement projects related to roads, parks, planning, and stormwater management. Alexander began her career with the Town of Waynesville. N.C., where she served as Assistant Town Manager for six years.
Alexander, a North Carolina native, received a Master of Public Affairs and a B.A. in English from Western Carolina University. She has served on several community and state level boards, including her current role as an advisory board member for the International City/County Management Association, and is a certified Government Chief Information Officer.