Chad Davis began working for the Eastern Carolina Council in April of 2017. His previous experience includes planning work at the state, regional, and municipal level with the Tennessee Local Planning Assistance Office, the East Tennessee Development District, and the City of Maryville, respectively. In his 11 years of planning experience, Mr. Davis has developed long range and strategic community plans, and authored ordinances, regulations and resolutions for land use and development controls. He has reviewed land use applications, subdivision plats, site plans, annexation requests, and development proposals for completeness and compliance with regulations, and provided staff support for Municipal and Regional Planning Commissions, Board of Zoning Appeals, Historic Zoning Commission, and Design Review Boards.
While working with citizens, Mr. Davis has provided technical planning assistance related to community planning, and has assisted communities, developers, and citizens to resolve development issues. He has also provided technical assistance to communities for the National Flood Insurance Program. As an effective educator and public speaker, he has created and presented seminars for planning commissions, appropriate local staff and conference attendees on planning theory and process, specific planning documents, and the legal and technical aspects of ordinance development and administration
Mr. Davis received a Masters of Public Administration and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. Mr. Davis attended Maryville College in Maryville, TN earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Political Science. While attending Maryville College, Mr. Davis also earned a certification in Youth and Human Service Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics). Mr. Davis is an AmeriCorps alumni, serving in numerous roles with Habitat for Humanity, and until relocating to New Bern, served as a board member and emergency transportation coordinator for the Knoxville Tennessee based nonprofit J4J.