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County Manager Recognized for 30 Years of Public Service

Jan 08, 2020

County Manager Amy Cannon was recently recognized by the International City & County Management Association (ICMA) for 30 years of service to local government. The ICMA Local Government Service Awards Program recognizes and celebrates members' dedication to public service and professional management at the local level. Awards are based on the number of years of full-time employment in local government.  

Cannon is an ICMA Credentialed Manager. She has been the county manager since June 2014 and is the first woman to serve in that position. She previously served as the deputy county manager and assistant county manager for financial and administrative services. She was the County's finance director from 1998 to 2013. 

Cannon began her career in local government as an internal auditor with the City of Fayetteville and has worked for Cumberland County since May 1990. She is a Fayetteville native and graduated from Seventy-First High School.  She earned an accounting degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a North Carolina Certified Government Finance Officer.  

“Amy has faithfully served the citizens of Cumberland County for three decades. We are proud of the leadership she has provided as our county manager and congratulate her on this tremendous milestone,” said Chairman Marshall Faircloth.