Stacy Craven to serve as Spencer Town Clerk
SPENCER – The Town of Spencer has selected Stacy Craven as its new Town Clerk. Craven brings over ten years of local government experience to the small town of approximately 3,250 residents in northern Rowan County. She has worked in a variety of roles, including senior office assistant for Forsyth County Public Health, caseworker for Davidson County Social Services, and finance specialist for Davidson County Integrated Solid Waste. Her experience ranges from supervision and analysis to front-line customer service and regulation compliance.
In North Carolina, municipal clerks are the only statutorily required position for all local governments. In addition to key duties of supporting the Board of Aldermen and serving as the custodian of all town records, the Town Clerk in Spencer will work to enhance the Town’s outreach capabilities and provide human resources support.
“I am looking forward to joining the team in Spencer,” said Craven. “I am rooted in the wisdom behind two passages: ‘to whom much is given, much is required,’ and ‘acknowledge the Lord thy God in all your ways and he shall direct your pathway…’ I will bring my best efforts and am thankful that my career path in public service brings me to Spencer.”
Craven was selected from a competitive process including dozens of candidates. Town Manager Peter Franzese and the selection panel were impressed by her variety of experience in North Carolina local government and her potential to continue growing in her career. “Stacy represents the future of North Carolina’s local government leadership,” he said. “We are fortunate to have her join the team in Spencer, and I look forward to her many contributions.”
After completing an associate of applied science degree and starting her career, Craven continued her education while working and starting a family. She holds multiple certificates, as well as a bachelor of science in public safety management from Franklin University and master of public administration from Ashford University. A mother of a daughter and two sons, her hobbies include traveling, reading, crocheting, baking/ cooking, being with family, and shopping. She looks forward to adding “relaxing” to the list, once her children are older.
Her first day with the Town will be Monday, March 22.