Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council tonight announced the appointment of Angela I. Carmon as city attorney. Carmon, an assistant city attorney since 1988, was sworn in to her new position during the meeting of the City Council. She succeeds Ron Seeber, who retired at the end of 2007.
As city attorney, Carmon will serve as the chief legal counsel to the City Council, the mayor and the city staff. She will oversee the city legal staff in negotiating and reviewing contracts, drafting ordinances and legislation, representing the city in state and federal courts, and advising the city on federal and state regulations, bond financing, and other issues as requested.
Joines said he is looking forward to working with Carmon. "I’ve had the pleasure of working with Angela when I was a deputy city manager and as an elected official. I have always been impressed by her work ethic and her calm demeanor in dealing with tough issues."
Carmon said, "I am looking forward to serving the city in my new role. Ever since I went to law school I have been drawn to public service as a means of improving the health, safety and welfare of the less-fortunate."
Carmon graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University and received her law degree from the University of North Carolina. Carmon was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1987. She worked about 10 months for the Winston-Salem regional office of the National Labor Relations Board before joining the city staff in August 1988.
As assistant city attorney, Carmon provided legal advice for the city’s departments of housing and neighborhood development, human relations, neighborhood services, and human resources. She also provided legal advice to the Human Relations Commission, the Citizen Police Review Board and the Winston-Salem Police Officers’ Retirement System.
Carmon, 45, is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council, an officer in the Diggs Elementary School PTA and a volunteer at Reagan High School. She and her husband Clifton have a son and twin daughters.