Senior planner Autumn Radcliff will become Henderson County's interim planning director after the departure of the current director, Anthony Starr, who resigned to become assistant executive director for the Western Piedmont Council of Governments.
Starr's last day is Dec. 13.
Radcliff is a native of Buncombe County whose grandfather ran a dairy farm in Leicester, where she and her husband, Keith, live with their 6-year-old twin daughters. A graduate of Erwin High School, she has a bachelors degree in geography with a planning emphasis from UNC at Charlotte and recently completed a municipal and county administration course at the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill.
Radcliff, who has been involved in developing community plans as part of the county's Land Development Code, has been employed by the county for 10 years.