Heather James joined us in February 2012 as our town clerk and human resources coordinator. This fiscal year, the Davidson Board of Commissioners made the decision to fund a human resources manager position to oversee our steadily growing staff of over 45 full-time employees and 60 part-time firefighters. In August, Heather was promoted to human resources manager to manage the town’s recruiting and hiring efforts, develop and maintain personnel policies, manage employee benefits and worker’s compensation, and handle safety and risk management.
Heather has a dual degrees in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte, a post-baccalaureate certificate in urban and economic development from UNC-Greensboro, and will earn a master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University in December 2016. We are currently in the search process for a town clerk to replace Heather.
“Besides her town clerk duties, Heather has been responsive to internal staff needs, initiated an employee wellness program, and effectively managed our employee benefits such that there was no increase in cost for the past two years,” said Town Manager Jamie Justice.