Albemarle Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy 2017-2020

Click Here to review the Albemarle Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy.  The strategy is updated every 5 years but we present this edition as a 3 year edition because of the nature of the Region’s economy.


Jobs Opportunities at the Albemarle Commission

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Career Advisor-Dare County

If you are interested in applying for the above positions, please submit a cover letter, resume, three references and the State of NC Employment Application to

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids & services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Executive Director

The Albemarle Commission is a Regional Planning Commission formed under Article 19 of Chapter 153A of the North Carolina General Statutes and serves a 10 county area as the Region R Council of Governments. The Board of Delegates is now seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. This employee serves as the chief executive officer of the Commission and is responsible for administering and expending local, state and federal funds; the management and supervision of professional and technical employees; and the formulation and execution of goals and objectives as approved by the Board of Delegates. Applicants must have a 4 year degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Rural Planning, Political Science or Business Administration. Desired qualifications include a certificate in municipal or county administration from the North Carolina School of Government and a minimum of 10 years’ experience as a lead administrator in local, regional, or state government. The salary ranges from $91,877 to $96,418. Further information about the Albemarle Commission, including the job description with a detailed listing of responsibilities and qualifications, may be found here: Executive Director Job Description


 Applications for the Executive Director are due by December 3, 2018 and should be submitted to or John Leidy, 301 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.






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Rural Planning

The Albemarle Rural Planning Organization (ARPO) serves Camden, Chowan,Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.

Workforce Development

Our Workforce Development program’s assistance helps to improve our regional employers’ capacity to find and hire well trained employees.

Economic Development

The Albemarle Commission was recognized as an Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration in 1972.

Area Agency on Aging

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s) were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community.