For doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, Hickory is a bridge between Asheville and Charlotte at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains along Interstate 40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry and quality.
Hickory, North Carolina, is a three-time All-America City on the Catawba River approximately one hour east of Asheville and one hour north of Charlotte. More than 40,000 residents call Hickory their home and Hickory is the hub of a 350,000 metropolitan area. Hickory has outstanding school systems, seven recreation facilities, two libraries, several golf courses, theaters, art museums, and eighteen gorgeous parks. Beautiful Lake Hickory is over 4,000 acres and has many public access areas. Please check out Hickory at [Register to View]
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In 2012, Hickory recognized the need to develop a plan to economically revitalize the City. This culminated in a $40 million dollar bond referendum, which was overwhelmingly approved by our citizens. The approved bonds were intended to cover a Citywalk, Riverwalk, Bookwalk, and streetscape improvements, which are collectively known as the Hickory Trail. The bonds also cover the construction of a class A business park, which is currently under development know with commitments from three large multi-national corporations.
The development of these projects are intended to be a catalyst for substantial economic growth, which the City is beginning to see. New apartments and mixed use projects are under construction in downtown, and other areas of town. The candidate that fills this position will have the opportunity to collaborate with citizens, fellow staff members, and consultants to make our community grow and thrive.
Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability. U.S. Law requires all applicants to furnish proof of identity and right to work in the U.S.
This position is responsible for assisting with the administration of planning and development activities for the City.
Position requires a M.A. or B.A. in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Geography, or a closely related field and 3 to 5 years of professional experience. AICP and CZO certification preferred, or the ability to attain.