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Mr. Samuel Hobgood, Alamance County Inspections Department Director

Alamance County Government is pleased to welcome Mr. Samuel Hobgood as the Inspections Department Director.  In this position, he will lead the inspections services for our residents and builders. The inspections department continues to be challenged with growing workloads and having Sam at the helm to focus on providing the highest quality customer service while leading his team of inspectors will be a very positive addition for Alamance County.

As Inspections Director, Hobgood will join the team of County Department Heads reporting to Assistant County Manager, Bruce Walker. In announcing the appointment, County Manager Heidi York said: “Sam will be a tremendous asset to Alamance County and I very much look forward to having him join our team.  He emerged from a talented applicant pool and was selected for his unique qualifications, strong leadership experience, and his outstanding knowledge of the inspection’s profession.  Sam brings strong customer service skills that include developing community partnerships.  I am looking forward to his interactions with our Planning and Environmental Health staff, as well as providing technical and professional support to our inspectors.  He brings a wealth of experience and we are fortunate to have Sam here in Alamance County.”

Mr. Hobgood has twenty years of inspections experience that includes code enforcement, permitting, planning, development, plan review, as well as both residential and commercial inspections.  He has obtained his Level III certifications in all trades: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire.  He is a Certified Continuing Education Instructor in building, fire, and mechanical courses.  He serves on the NC Building Inspectors Association Board of Directors.  Mr. Hobgood comes to Alamance County after serving as the Development Service Manager for the City of Raleigh, where he has worked since 2019.  Prior to that he was the Director of Planning & Development for Vance County, and previously served in Person County as the Director of Inspections & Permits. 

Hobgood says of his selection, “I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Alamance County team and excited to serve this community as the Inspections Director. I am eager to collaborate, learn from the dedicated team within the organization, and work towards making the development community an even more vibrant and enriching environment for everyone. Together, we can achieve remarkable things, and I am confident that our shared commitment will lead us to new heights. I look forward to serving the community with passion, integrity, and a genuine desire to contribute to its continued success.”

Sam’s first day of employment with Alamance County will be March 18th 2024.

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