County Manager

George A. Wood

224 East Walnut Street
PO Box 227
Goldsboro, NC  27530
Phone: (919)731-1435
Fax: (919)731-1446

BS in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1974, Georgia Southern University,
Statesboro, Georgia 
Master of Public Administration degree with an urban management concentration, 1978, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Graduate of the Municipal Administration Course (160 Hours), 1988, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Graduate of the Local Government Leadership Program, 1995, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville



June, 2014--Present
County Manager of Wayne County,
North Carolina


February, 2014--May, 2014
Interim County Manager of Wayne County, North Carolina


July, 2013--May, 2014
Partner in McSwain, Wood, Tallent, and Clifton, LLC


March, 2008--June, 2013
County Manager of Lincoln County,
North Carolina


Oct., 2000--February, 2008 
First City Manager of Statesboro, Georgia


April, 1994--Sept, 2000
First City Manager of Cleveland, Tennessee

May, 1988--March, 1994
First City Manager of Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Dec., 1982--April, 1988
Manager, Village of Pinehurst,
North Carolina