Project & Grant Management

Jerry Haire
Project/Grant Manager
(910) 458 8380

Duties and Responsibilites

  • Develops and coordinates a variety of special and continuing projects for the Town including downtown revitalization, street, intersection, sidewalk and other transportation improvements, utilities improvements, parks and other Town recreation facilities, greenways, trails and bicycle facilities, development or renovation of public facility structures and sites, economic development and other projects as required.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of contract consultants retained to provide expertise in project studies, programming, development, design or management. Participates in or manages the selection, hiring and development of contracts with consulting firms.
  • Provides research and input into the development of ordinances, policies and procedures for the Town and the department; drafts ordinances and plans as needed; prepares amendments to planning related ordinances.
  • Research and identify grants and other funding sources for projects. Prepares and submits project grant and loan applications. Serves as grants administrator for funded projects.
  • Assists in development and updating of various Town plans including the Downtown Master Plan. Parks and Recreation Master      Plan, Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan.
  • Serves as staff for Town Council, Planning Board and various Town committees; participates in meetings and public hearings to explain project proposals; advises appointed and elected officials on project related procedures, ordinances and guidelines; prepares and presents reports to hearing bodies, committees, community groups and private organizations to explain the impact of projects and developments.Responds to public inquiries with information on  projects, processes and policies; works with the general public, developers, builders, engineers and others; answers citizen questions concerning projects.