Wright named Adams Co. Neighborhood Services head

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By The Staff

BRIGHTON — Deputy County Manager Raymond H. Gonzales last week announced  that Norman Wright was selected as the new director of the Adams County Neighborhood Services Department.

Wright comes to Adams County from the City of Columbia, Tenn., where he served as the Director of Development Services since 2010. Wright managed a multidisciplinary department of planners, engineers, code officials and permit technicians.

Prior to joining the city of Columbia, Wright was the principal planner for Greenville County, S.C.

Wright received his bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Tennessee Technological University and his master’s degree in city and regional planning from Clemson University. His work has received numerous awards from the Tennessee and South Carolina Chapters of the American Planning Association as well as a nomination for the SEIMENS Sustainable Communities Award. In 2013, Wright was named Tennessee’s “Public Administrator of the Year.”

“I am thrilled that Norman will be joining our team,” said Gonzales in a news release announcing Wright’s selection. “He shares our values and places a strong emphasis on service delivery. Our Neighborhood Services Department provides citizens with a wide range of important services, and Adams County residents will surely benefit from Norman’s diverse skills and expertise.”

Wright will begin his employment with Adams County Monday, March 31.