PEMBROKE — David Richardson has been named the executive director of the Lumber River Council of Governments.
Richardson assumed the role on July 1, following Janet Hester Maynor, who retired on June 30. Maynor had served the LRCOG for 30 years, the last five as executive director.
Richardson will be responsible for the overall supervision and management of LRCOG, while meeting objectives established by the board of directors.
Richardson is a native of Richmond County and received a bachelor of science degree, cum laude, in biochemistry with a minor in government, a master of business administration, and a law degree from Campbell University. Richardson, an attorney, has spent almost a decade working with Legal Aid of North Carolina Inc. During his tenure at Legal Aid, he served as a Judge Samuel Ervin Fellow, staff attorney, supervising attorney, and a managing attorney.
Richardson started working with the council in December 2015 as its Aging administrator. In that capacity he has overseen the work of the council in the region on issues related to its older adult population.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of such a successful and long standing organization as LRCOG,” Richardson said. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue the success and history of the LRCOG in supporting our member governments in improving the lives of the residents of Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties.”
The council is a regional planning and service agency representing 36 local governments in Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties.