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Smithfield honors adjustment board member

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SMITHFIELD — Town leaders on May 7 honored Paul Worley for more than 15 years of service to the Smithfield Board of Adjustment. During his tenure, he served as chairman.

The Board of Adjustment allow minor exceptions to existing zoning rules to allow a landowner to do what would be otherwise generally forbidden.

“Paul Worley provided exemplary and invaluable service toward the future development and vision of Smithfield,” said Mayor Andy Moore. “The citizens are so fortunate to have had a person of such experience dedicate so many years of service to the town’s growth and prosperity. We deeply appreciate the important contributions he’s made to the town for its citizens.”

Worley is vice president and rail practice leader for Mott McDonald. Formerly, he served as rail division director for the N.C. Department of Transportation. He also serves on the finance committee of Neuse Charter School’s board of directors.

He is a graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School and a 1988 graduate of Campbell University. He is also state-certified as a public manager and human capital strategist.

Lee is married to the former Tonya Loye, a pharmacist at Johnston Hematology and Oncology. They celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary on May 18. They have a son who attends Neuse Charter School.