Wayne Clark joined New Hanover County as the Planning and Land Use Director in October 2017 with nearly 30 years of planning and community development experience. Before joining the New Hanover County team, Wayne was the community development director for the City of Port Orange, Florida for nearly ten years. Prior to that, he served as the development services director and planning manager for the City of Wilmington for eight years.
Wayne has also served in planning roles with the City of Coral Springs, Florida and the Town of Hilton Head, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Communications and a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University. He is also a certified planner through the American Planning Association’s American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Wayne and his wife have two children, and have always considered New Hanover County home.