On Oct. 10, interim County Manager George Wood announced Jennifer Chilton has been selected to serve as Budget Director for Buncombe County Government, effective immediately.
The Budget Department works closely with the County Manager in developing and administering the countywide budget, and the director provides leadership and oversight of that department. “We’re delighted to have Jennifer join the County’s Management Team,” notes Wood. “She has been working at this level on an interim basis and has done an outstanding job.”
Employed by Buncombe County for more than 20 years, Jennifer joined management from the Health and Human Services financial team. She has been serving as Budget Manager since January of 2018. “I am proud and excited to continue my professional growth through my employment with Buncombe County Government,” states Chilton. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the dedicated and supportive staff across all support functions and departments as we navigate change and work together to ensure that we provide a solid foundation from which to operate our organization.”