August 24, 2016

City of Henderson’s Erris Dunston Announces Resignation

From City Manager Ray Griffin:

Ms. Dunston submitted her resignation to me this morning. The effective date of the resignation is 30 April 2014. On 1 May, she will assume the position of Assistant County Manager for Halifax County, NC.

Erris has served the City of Henderson since June 2005 when she was hired as the Planning and Community Development Director. She has been a team player and brought significant value to the City with the successful writing of two HOPE VI grants for downtown. Additionally, she helped marshal through the updating of the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. She has also participated en as well as led several process improvement teams.

As you may recall, Erris earned her MPA several years ago and has been desirous of moving forward along the local government management career path. This opportunity in Halifax County is a perfect beginning point for her to begin achieving her goals.

I appreciate the hard work Erris has given to the City of Henderson and its citizens and I Wish her well in her future endeavors.

Ray Griffin, City Manager


  1. Michael Bobbitt [Verified Account] said on:

    Oh my, Ms. Dunston is leaving the City and the county! As viewed from the Peanut Gallery, Ms. Dunston’s is a major player of the city’s management team. Her presentations to City Council members were on point, and completely documented in the Council’s public agenda packets with the essential supporting documentation and necessary visuals. Ms. Dunston’s was prepared with succinct answers to council members’ questions from the technical to the mundane. The City’s loss is Halifax County’s gain. The Peanut Gallery wishes Ms. Dunston the best in her future endeavors.

    By the way if you see the City Manager meandering about treat him kindly his team has lost a strong lead.

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