Vaughn Appointed to Fill Vacant
Assistant Administrator’s Position
County Administrator Joseph S. Paxton announced today that William L. Vaughn, Director of Community Development, has been promoted to Assistant County Administrator effective September 1, 2013. Vaughn, who has almost 19 years of service with Rockingham County, also serves in a critical role with the County’s economic development activities. In his role in this position, Vaughn will assume more of a leadership position in this effort. The Board of Supervisors authorized the filling of the position to increase the day-to-day activity of recruiting new businesses to locate in Innovation Village @ Rockingham and within other private business developments in the County, and to provide support for expanding existing businesses in the community. In addition, filling this vacant position provides additional management oversight of the departments in the County. As the economy recovers from the recent recession, the Board believes that it is important for the County to increase its recruitment efforts. Mr. Vaughn’s work in economic development will continue to be assisted by Ms. Jenny Harvey, Economic Development Manager.
In addition to his duties with economic development, Vaughn will assist the County Administrator and Deputy County Administrator Stephen G. King in managing the operations of the County. King will provide immediate supervision for public works, landfill, utilities, court services and fire & rescue; Vaughn will supervise community development, technology, and parks and recreation. Mr. Paxton will continue to evaluate the County operations and distribute the responsibilities in a manner determined to be most effective for the County. Mr. Vaughn’s previous position, Director of Community Development will be filled following a hiring process.