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City-County Planning Board - Sept. 27, 2018

The City-County Planning Board today voted to hire Aaron King as the director of planning and development services for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. King succeeds Paul Norby, who retired Aug. 1.

Aaron KingKing joined the City-County Planning Department in 2005 and has been the land use coordinator for the City-County Planning and Development Services Department since 2013. Prior to that he was the principal planner overseeing design and development review. Before joining the City-County Planning staff he worked as a county planner for Franklin County, Va., from 2003 to 2005.

Arnold King (no relation), the chairman of the City-County Planning Board, said, "We're very fortunate to have someone of Aaron's ability already on the staff. He has been a very important contributor to the excellent reputation our Planning Department currently enjoys and is well respected for his very thoughtful and helpful approach to planning matters.  We're convinced that he has the experience, temperament and integrity to be an outstanding planning director for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County."

Aaron King said, "I am very excited and honored to be selected as the next director of planning and development services. I look forward to working with the incredible staff in Planning and Inspections to help shape the future of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County."

King, 39, is a native of Winston-Salem. He has a bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning from East Carolina University and a master's in public administration from Appalachian State University. King lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Megan. King's salary will be $125,000 annually.

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