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The Town of Spencer renovated part of the former Park Plaza shopping center at South Salisbury Avenue and Fifth Street into a new Town Hall and Police Department. The new Town Hall provides improved space for citizens and staff, while allowing for future flexibility and expansion without expensive renovations. Spencer’s new town hall will efficiently serve the Town of Spencer as it continues to grow for decades to come.

The project aims to revitalize the heart of Spencer by repurposing a former grocery store and adjacent space with a distinct and understated design on the exterior and flexible space planning on the interior. As one of the most prominent blocks in town, the much needed improvements seek to encourage thousands of visitors to the NC Transportation Museum to also visit shops and boutique restaurants in the Historic District. For more information, download the one-sheet promoting the new Town Hall and Police Department.

The Town is now turning its attention to the vision of creating a Downtown Civic Park, returning a portion of the large, paved parking lot to what it once was, public green space. The need to provide a Downtown Civic Park was a favored recommendation of community stakeholders in the 2014 and updated 2022 Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan. The project will return a corner of the large parking area into a Civic Park which in turn supports Downtown revitalization and the many visitors to the NC Transportation Museum located across S. Salisbury Avenue, the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys, and Miniatures, and other destinations.

The proposed features in the development of Spencer Town Park include a multi-purpose greenspace/lawn encircled with a paved walking loop, and multi-purpose open-air pavilion with a stage and restrooms. The pavilion will be used for picnicking as well as community events. Additional features include picnic nodes with café tables and chairs and a fountain with an interactive water component. Click here to read the Town Park Master Plan and learn more.

Town Hall Staff

The Town Hall staff partners with departments to implement the vision, goal and initiatives for the Town of Spencer on behalf of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. An administrative team works collaboratively under the leadership of the Town Manager to support the Board of Aldermen, oversee departments delivering services, connect with the community, manage the budget, plan for the future, and work with appointed boards and commissions.

Learn more about all Town departments and services.

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Anna Ward

Town Clerk

photo of Town Manager Peter Franzese

Heather Kann

Finance Officer

Faith Wilson

Christie Hutchinson

AP Clerk

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Steve Blount

Planning and Zoning Administrator

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Kyle Harris

Planner

Spencer, North Carolina Town Clerk Stacy Craven

Joe Morris

Special Projects Planner

Spencer, North Carolina Town Clerk Stacy Craven

Allison Myers

Office Assistant

Faith Wilson

Ryan Ledbetter

LFNC Fellow

Faith Wilson

Skye Allan

MPA Intern

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Peter L. Franzese

Town Manager

Peter Franzese joined the Town of Spencer in October of 2020 after working with the City of Concord for over 12 years. Peter holds Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has completed the UNC School of Government’s Leading for Results and Municipal Administration programs. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the North Carolina City and County Management Association (NCCCMA), UNC General Alumni Association, and previously served as president of the UNC MPA Alumni Association. He is an alumnus of the Rowan Chamber’s Leadership Rowan (Class 30). In the community, he serves as a Cub Scouts BSA Den Leader and a PTA and Meals on Wheels volunteer. He is a member of the Civitan Club of Salisbury and the Rotary Club of Rowan County. Peter and his wife, Chelsea, reside in Rowan County with their two children. He enjoys spending time with family, aviation, UNC athletics, tinkering with gadgets, and home and auto repair.

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