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Development Services


Jeff Ruggieri
Director of Development Services

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About Us 
Welcome to the City of New Bern's Department of Development Services. Our offices are located at 303 First Street.  Our primary focus is providing assistance to the community in developing plans, ordinances, implementing projects, and administering codes that produce orderly growth while maintaining community character and New Bern’s small town charm.

Want to Serve?
Citizen volunteers are important to this Department’s mission. Our staff provides support to four citizen boards: Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission, and the Greater Duffyfield Residents Council. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions and comments, please contact Development Services or complete and submit this short form and a city representative will contact you when an opening occurs. 

Contact Us
Planning: (252)639-7581, Fax (252)636-2146
Inspections: (252)639-2942, Fax (252)635-4973
303 First Street, PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563
Click here to contact Development Services today

Jeff Ruggieri, AICP
Director of Development Services

Jennifer Mayo
Administrative Assistant

Seth Laughlin
Land & Community Dev. Administrator

Matt Schelly
City Planner
Nadia Abdul-Hadi

Alice Wilson
GIS Manager
Kim Maxey
MPO Administrator

Felicia McRee
MPO Creative Technician 

Community & Economic Development  
Amanda Ohlensehlen
Community & Economic Development Manager

D'Aja Fulmore
Community Development Coordinator

Matt Boswell
Chief Building Inspector

Janey Anderson
Office Assistant & Permits

Patrick Ezel
Minimum Housing Building Inspector I

Emmit Giddings
Building Inspector II

Jeff Holzbach
Building Inspector II

Nancy Johnston
Nuisance Abatement Officer

Jeff Hinson
Building Inspector III

David Spruill
Building Inspector I