The Town of Emerald Isle will welcome Michelle Eitner as the new Planning Director, effective July 1, 2022.
She will fill the role that has been held by Josh Edmondson since April 2015. Mr. Edmondson will conclude his position with the Town in late May, before moving on to a new position elsewhere. The Town’s Planning and Inspections Department will be fully staffed leading up to the new Planning Director’s arrival.
Originally from Greenville, she attended East Carolina University and graduated magna cum laude in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with a minor in Planning. She continued her education at UNC Wilmington and received a Master of Science in Coastal and Ocean Policy in 2015. Since 2016, Mrs. Eitner has served as the Director of Planning for The Town of Atlantic Beach.
"I am excited and appreciative for the opportunity to serve the residents and visitors of Emerald Isle,” she said. “The Town of Emerald Isle has a stellar reputation because of the citizens, town staff, and elected officials. My time in Atlantic Beach was, without a doubt, fulfilling career-wise, because of the people I had the opportunity to work with in many different capacities. It was an honor to be selected to serve in this new role and continue to be part of the success of another wonderful Bogue Banks community.”
Mrs. Eitner lives in Morehead City with her husband, Jarrett, and daughter, Dagny. She is a member of St Francis By the Sea Episcopal Church.