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Craig Harris

MPA Fellow
(910) 458 2978

The Town of Carolina Beach Fellowship is an exciting two-year opportunity designed to assist UNCW MPA graduate students in developing the skills necessary to become effective leaders in local government. The Fellow provides the town with an extra resource tapped into current progressive practices being taught at the university level. Fellows have access to great mentor opportunities, such as regular meetings with the City Manager, and Assistant City Manager.

Fellows are also given a challenging workload which includes weekly meetings with department directors, exciting projects, interaction with Council Members and opportunities for professional development.


Compiles, collects, prints and records a variety of data and records for analysis of trends and preparation of reports; creates reports and data bases; maintains databases.

Instructs the public on using online GIS programs and the Town website

Responds to queries from citizens regarding ordinances, policies, procedures, permits and general information.

Follows the process and procedures as described in the North Carolina General Statutes and as identified by local codes.

Attends public meetings, assisting other staff as appropriate.

Prepares narrative staff reports and recommendations of limited complexity, such as conditional use permits and variances.

Reviews permit applications and site plans to assure compliance with requirements. Conducts technical, administrative and investigative work to maintain and update town ordinances.

Researches and complies information on a variety of local government issues from multiple sources.

Prepares maps, charts and tables to determine site options/limitations for flood, CAMA, zoning and other relevant codes.

Performs other related duties as may be assigned.