Stoneville, NC has a new Town Manager with deep community roots. On Tuesday, April 2, the Stoneville Town Council selected Lori Armstrong for the position.
“I’m honored and grateful the town has placed this trust in me,” she said. “I’m excited to get to work and continue our town’s growth.”
Armstrong, a lifelong resident of Stoneville grew up in the 1.2 mile town limits, attended Stoneville School and middle schools and graduated from Stoneville High School. After graduation, Rockingham Community College provided the next step in Armstrong’s commitment to education excellence. Notably, she obtained her Associate’s degree and moved on to her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Armstrong believes her diverse education will contribute to her work in Stoneville.
“My education began with a science degree and continued into Public Health. After working for Rockingham County Schools and local government for several years I made the decision to return to school for my Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. My Master’s degree opened the door to become a business owner in 2009. For the past 10 years, I’ve worked with local business and industry, corporate business, local, state and federal government coaching, training and developing policy and providing short-term counseling to employees and their family members.”
Armstrong has also served as a Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem on Stoneville’s Town Council for 5 years. Through this experience, she learned about the operations and needs of the Town. This role has prepared her for her next challenge as Town Manager.
In addition to Armstrong’s educational background and 20+ years of human service work she brings to the table a record of service in various non-profits and other civic organizations. “Volunteering and community activism are important to me and crucial to small towns. Stoneville is my home with a rich history and such a promising future.”
Last modified: July 29, 2020