Foothills Regional Commission welcomes new Executive Director

Published 11:12 am Thursday, August 4, 2022

FOOTHILLS––The Foothills Regional Commission welcomed a new Executive Director in July. The organization, previously known as Isothermal Planning and Development Commission, announced that Danna Stansbury has joined as Executive Director.

For 16 years, Stansbury was employed by Land of Sky Regional Council, and later held the position of Deputy Executive Director for a decade. She has worked in marking, administration, and 4-H roles since 2006 before joining FRC.

Stansbury earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration from Western Carolina University. In 2009, she also attended the Public Executive Leadership Academy through the University of North Carolina School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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She says, “I’m very excited to be joining the staff of the Foothills Regional Commission and am looking forward to building great relationships throughout the area. One of my first goals is to focus on building stronger ties between the Commission, local governments, and the community as a whole.”

Fred Baisden, Board of Directors Chairman, says, “We’re confident that she brings with her a high level of professionalism and expertise.”

The Foothills Regional Commission is the council of governments for the Isothermal Regional, which includes Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford Counties.