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Stephanie Harmon has been appointed transportation planner for the Peanut Belt Rural Planning Organization.

Halifax County Manager Tony Brown said Harmon was selected from a pool of qualified applicants and emerged as the top candidate during the interview and selection process.

The Peanut Belt Rural Planning Organization is the regional planning organization serving Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, and Northampton counties along with the 30 municipalities in these counties. 

The organization is responsible for preparation of the Planning Work Program for the four-county region that includes highways, pedestrian walkways, rail systems, airports, and other systems. 

Halifax County is the lead planning agency for the organization and the economic development commission oversees its functions which are housed at the Halifax County Visitors Center.

Harmon was most recently employed as the regional planner/coordinator for the Kerr-Tar Rural Planning Organization, which serves Vance, Warren, Franklin, Granville and Person counties.

She received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in geography from Appalachian State University.

“I am excited that we have an experienced individual to coordinate regional transportation planning functions on behalf of the four-county region,” Brown said. “Ms. Harmon’s background and experience makes her a great fit and I look forward to her joining our Halifax County team.”

Harmon’s first day with Halifax County is July 1.