FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Emerald Isle Welcomes Nathan A. Rhue as the New Planning Director
Emerald Isle, NC - Jun 21, 2023
The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan A. Rhue as the Planning Director. With an impressive background in community development, planning, and code enforcement, Mr. Rhue brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.
Mr. Rhue's professional journey spans over two decades, including his most recent position as the Community Development Director for the Town of Holly Ridge. During his tenure, he successfully oversaw the daily operations of the Community Development Department, ensuring seamless coordination of building inspections, code enforcement, and permitting. His ability to provide technical guidance to citizens, homeowners, contractors, and developers has greatly contributed to Holly Ridge's growth and development.
Prior to his work in Holly Ridge, Mr. Rhue served as the Director of Planning, Inspections, and Safety for the Town of La Grange. In this capacity, he played a pivotal role in enforcing state laws related to construction and renovations, providing valuable guidance to contractors and homeowners, and offering recommendations on land use and town growth to the Planning Board and Town Council.
Mr. Rhue's commitment to upholding community standards and regulations is evident from his tenure as a Code Enforcement Officer for the Towns of Leland, Lenoir, and Beaufort. In these positions, he demonstrated his expertise in enforcing zoning and code ordinances, ensuring compliance with minimum housing standards, and maintaining records of violations. His ability to work collaboratively with various departments and organizations, such as the Eastern RPO and Lenoir County Economic Development Board, showcases his dedication to fostering strong community relationships.
"With Mr. Rhue’s strong commitment to upholding community standards and fostering positive relationships, Nathan has proven himself as a dedicated professional. We look forward to the impact he will make in guiding our town's planning efforts." said Matt Zapp, Town Manager of the Town of Emerald Isle.
As the newly appointed Planning Director, Mr. Rhue will play a crucial role in shaping the future of Emerald Isle, working closely with various stakeholders, town officials, and community members to promote responsible development, ensure compliance with regulations, and support the town's vision for growth.