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Sharon Stokes Spence

governmental and public affairs administrator

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.


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—.


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.


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.

Oscar Barker Stokes

Lois Ann (Marley) Stokes

Terry Craig Spence

Jordan Brooke Spence

Brittany Anne Spence

Marley Elizabeth Spence


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