Town welcomes Jordan Jones as the new Community Services Director

Posted on December 29, 2023

One of the Town of Rutherfordton’s most visible director positions has been filled just in time for the new hire to hit the ground running at the start of 2024.

Jordan Jones has accepted the position with the Town as the Community Services Director and he started his role on Monday, December 18th.

As the head of Community Development efforts, Jones will be responsible for the administration of Rutherfordton’s Redevelopment programs and directs economic development activities within the Town focusing on supporting businesses & development to create jobs and housing in the Town of Rutherfordton. The department establishes and supports programs that do things like promote affordable housing construction, help homeowners repair dwellings, and development of properties. The Community Services Director will also assist in project management efforts for large-scale projects like the upcoming Charlotte Road RAISE Grant, Police Department Renovations, and other capital projects while assisting other departments with leadership and guidance for long-range planning.

Town Manager Doug Barrick said this week that he’s confident Jones will help keep the Town on the right track and provide excellent leadership in our development activities and upcoming projects.

Barrick said ” This is a new version of our past Community Development Director that provides departmental oversight and project management to assist the Town Manager directly in leading the Town. As we embark on the next few years I am excited to see Jordan grow in his leadership in this position and foster positive change both internally and externally for Rutherfordton.”

Jones recently served as the Assistant to the Town manager in Laurel Park and comes with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Carolina University.

Before taking a job with the Town of Laurel Park, he worked for the City of Asheville and the NCDMV. Jordan is a native of Rutherfordton and a 2008 alumni of R-S Central High School.

Mayor Dancy added ” We are excited to have Jordan join our team bringing his talents back to his hometown as we continue to invest in the community and work to reach our housing needs & foster new and existing businesses under his leadership. Jordan brings a strong passion for Rutherfordton and we are happy he chose to serve his hometown”

Jones said “I’m extremely excited to join the Town of Rutherfordton and give back to a community that has served me for most of my entire life. The Town has some thrilling projects in motion and some soon to start. I look forward to working on a variety of projects and assisting however I can to improve the quality of life in this wonderful community. It’s good to be back home!”

Jordan can be reached at or 828-447-8255. Please join us in welcoming Jordan to our team.

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