To guide the physical development of Clinton in a manner that will preserve its unique characteristics and enhance the quality of life for the city's present and future residents.
Role of the Planning Department
In July 2004, Sampson County contracted with the City of Clinton to provide county planning services. The Clinton-Sampson Planning Department is dedicated to serving the citizens of Clinton and Sampson County through planning, development, and zoning practices. Benefits of planning and zoning practices include:
Implementation of community goals
Protection of property rights against negative uses
Predictable land use patterns
Establishment of economic development areas for job growth
Ensuring cost-effective public services to citizens
Protection against negative environmental impacts
Setting of minimum aesthetic and functional standards
Preservation of what is important in your community
Mary Rose has been PlanningDirector of the Clinton-Sampson County Planning Department since 2011. Mary began her career in the Clinton Planning Department as an office assistant in 1995. During her time in the department, she has held the positions of Development Specialist, Planner, and, most recently, Senior Planner. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Campbell University and she has completed the UNC School of Government’s Municipal Administration course.