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Sharon Stokes Spence

Sharon Stokes Spence, American governmental and public affairs administrator.


  • Spence, Sharon Stokes was born on August 13, 1958 in Lexington, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Oscar Barker and Lois Ann (Marley) Stokes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science, University North Carolina, 1979. Master of Public Administration, North Carolina State University, 1985.


    • Commercial accounts representative, administrative assistant American Refuse Systems, Inc., Sanford, North Carolina, 1980-1982. Administrative assistant Triangle Personnel Service, Raleigh, 1983, Maupin, Taylor, Ellis & Adams, P.A., Raleigh, 1984. Intern Wake County Budget and Finance Offices, 1985.

      Budget analyst I City of Durham (North Carolina) Budget & Finance Office, 1985-1986. Budget analyst II Wake County Budget Office, Raleigh, 1986-1988. Governmental affairs director Wake County Managers Office, since 1988, public information officer, 1990-1992, 95—.


    Church should be engaged in public policy debates and participate actively in consultations with government.


    The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.


    Workplace giving campaign chair United Way, Raleigh, United Arts Fund, Raleigh, 1990-1994. Board directors National Association Counties, since 1995. Member International City/County Management Association, American Society for Public Administration, National Association County Intergovtl.

    Relations Officers (vice president, treasurer 1993-1994, president since 1995), National Association County Information Officers, National Association Counties Intergovtl. Relations (steering committee since 1992), Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (state government, local government and transportation committees, inter-city visit task force), Sanford Women's League, Pi Alpha Alpha.


    • Married Terry Craig Spence, November 1, 1986. Children: Jordan Brooke, Brittany Anne, Marley Elizabeth.
    • father: Oscar Barker Stokes
    • mother: Lois Ann (Marley) Stokes
    • spouse: Terry Craig Spence
    • children: Jordan Brooke Spence
    • Brittany Anne Spence
    • Marley Elizabeth Spence
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    Born August 13, 1958
    (age 59)
    • 1979
      University North Carolina
    • 1985
      North Carolina State University
    • 1983
      administrative assistant, Triangle Personnel Service
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1984
      administrative assistant, Triangle Personnel Service
      Maupin, Oregon, United States
    • 1985
      intern, Wake County Budget and Finance Offices
    • 1985 - 1986
      budget analyst, I City of Durham (North Carolina) Budget & Finance Office
    • 1986 - 1988
      budget analyst, The second Wake County Budget Office
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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