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Posted on: January 18, 2023

A Public Service Profile on Community Connections

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

In just one year, Port City United has formed a dedicated team and developed relationships throughout the community, established Community Resource Coordinators in schools to work with students and families, and created co...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Holiday greetings and gratitude from New Hanover County

By County Manager Chris Coudriet

New Hanover County has had a great 2022, with new initiatives and a keen focus on improving our core services. 

We won 10 national awards and one state award for innovation, New Hanover County Fire Rescue received i...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: November 22, 2022

A Public Service Profile on Capital Projects and County Facilities

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

Growth and progress are important for any community, and that is certainly the case here in New Hanover County. Our population has increased more than 88 percent in the past 30 years according to Census data, and that will...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: October 19, 2022

For mental health and substance use, help is on the way

In today’s world, the likelihood that you or those closest to you have been impacted, either directly or indirectly, by mental health or substance use issues is almost guaranteed.  

Long before the pandemic changed how we went about our lives, the...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: September 16, 2022

A Public Service Profile for Superior Fire Services

Recently, New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) became an Accredited Agency with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Going through this process was voluntary and something our Fire Rescue team was dedicated to – because they are constantl...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Quarter-cent sales tax for public transportation in New Hanover County

When ballot boxes open for the upcoming 2022 elections, our community will be asked to answer a question – Is improved mobility and access to public transportation something our citizens have a desire to make possible through sales tax funds?

Before voting...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: July 15, 2022

A Public Service Profile for Housing Affordability

New Hanover County is growing. This is an undeniable fact.?? 

And while growth is inevitable, making sure it provides affordable opportunities for an array of families at different income levels is something the Board of Commissioners has committe...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Lower taxes, expanded service – a budget committed to helping New Hanover County move forward

A little more, with a little less.

It sounds like an impossible task. But that was the challenge and opportunity presented to New Hanover County staff when talking with the Board of Commissioners about their goals for Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget.

Lo...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: May 23, 2022

A Public Service Profile for Mental Health

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

Established in 1949, May is observed as Mental Health Awareness Month across the United States.

Here in New Hanover County, mental health continues to be a topic reverberating throughout our community. It is an issue our Bo...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Economic Mobility – Where do we go from here?

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

In 2014, New Hanover County commissioned an economic development strategy, commonly referred to as the Garner Report. The goal of this document was simple – provide a clear focus of how the county can foster econ...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: March 15, 2022

A Public Service Profile for Diversity & Equity

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

In June 2020, New Hanover County established the Office of Diversity & Equity. The mission of this new office was clear – promote an inclusive and fair work environment while building a culture, both within o...

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Manager's Message
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Port City United for Change

By County Manager, Chris Coudriet

I’ll believe it when I see it.

They are words that have truly stuck with?me?and others on our staff here at New Hanover County?for?many?months.

Like all things in government, there are procedures and processes to f...

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Manager's Message