The James City County Board of Supervisors has unanimously appointed Scott A. Stevens as County Administrator effective Oct. 1, 2018. Stevens most recently served as the City Manager for Goldsboro, North Carolina. During its regular meeting on Aug. 14, the Board approved a 3-year contract for Stevens. He has expertise in areas of municipal budgeting, water, wastewater, stormwater, electric utilities, public works, parks and recreation, and transportation.
Due to a previously-scheduled vacation, Stevens could not attend the Board’s meeting, but said, “I am excited to be named the James City County Administrator. I grew up visiting my grandmother in this area and consider it a second home. I want to thank the Board of Supervisors for their confidence in me and look forward to working with the Board, employees and citizens for the betterment of our community.”
Ruth Larson, Chair of the James City County Board of Supervisors, stated, “This is an exciting time for James City County’s citizens, employees, businesses, regional partners, and the elected and appointed boards of the County. The hiring of a County Administrator is an opportunity to continue our commitment to the important work and goals of our Strategic Plan.” Larson continued, “We look forward to working together with Scott as we continue to meet the challenges of our growing community. On behalf of my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, we want to welcome Scott and look forward to a long and productive working relationship with him.”
Stevens was raised in Cary, North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, obtained his Masters in Public Administration from East Carolina University, and is a licensed engineer in the State of North Carolina. He was commissioned as a reserve officer in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps from 1993 until 2001 and a member of Naval Construction Force Support Unit Three. Stevens began his career with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) where he was responsible for the maintenance of state highways in three counties. After seven years with NCDOT, he continued his career with the City of Kinston as Assistant City Engineer, City Engineer, Public Services Director, Assistant City Manager and City Manager.
When he is not working, he enjoys new adventures and spending time with Monique and his two sons, Jonathan (20) and Daniel (17).