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governmental and public affairs administrator

Sharon Stokes Spence, American governmental and public affairs administrator.

Background

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.

Career

Commercial accounts representative, administrative assistant, American Refuse Systems, Inc., Sanford, North Carolina, 1980-1982;administrative assistant, Triangle Pers. Svc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 1983;administrative assistant, Maupin, Taylor, Ellis & Adams, P.A., Raleigh, 1984;intern, Wake County Budget and Finance Offices, Raleigh, 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 Mgrs. Office, Raleigh, since 1988;public information officer, Wake County Mgrs.

Office, Raleigh, 1990-1992, 95-.

Religion

The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

Politics

The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

Views

Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

Membership

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.

Connections

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