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Cohort 3

Jurisdiction: Burlington

University: UNC-Chapel Hill

Hometown: Jacksonville, NC

Paige Shepard served her fellowship in the City of Burlington. She created the City’s parks and recreation policies and procedures manual, working closely with departmental representatives to gather information on work and processes. Shepard also worked with the city manager and clerk to streamline work flows and processes. Her additional responsibilities included assisting with city council meetings and producing materials for council members.

Shepard graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and peace, war, and defense with a focus in intelligence. Her previous experiences included internships with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department and the Onslow County Senior Center.

May 29, 2024

WHQR sat down with Talula Dechev, a Lead for NC fellow based in Columbus County, to talk about her work in water infrastructure and rental inspections.

January 19, 2024

The first cohort of Lead for North Carolina Fellows made a splash in communities across the state, launching meaningful projects with real-world impact.

January 19, 2024

Fellow Nick Boyd’s work with the Community Rating System program earned recognition for reducing flood insurance premiums for county homeowners.