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Sharon Stokes Spence

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 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—.

Religion

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.

Views

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

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

Politics

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