CATAWBA COUNTY - Lee Worsley, who has served as Assistant County Manager in Catawba County since March 2005, has been named Deputy County Manager in Durham County, North Carolina. Worsley will begin his new duties in late October. He said the prime factor is his decision is that the move to Durham County will bring his family closer together.
“This was a very difficult decision,” Worsley said. “I have truly enjoyed working here in Catawba County. Having two sons under the age of three and having an opportunity to be 20 minutes from their grandparents is very important to me now. And I know from previous work with Durham County in the late 1990s that it is a great place to live and work.”
Worsley and his wife, Amy, have two sons, Jack, who is 2, and Sam who is 7 months.
During his tenure with Catawba County, Worsley has had a positive impact in many areas, including emergency services, the use of emerging technologies, and mentoring people who are just starting out in local government management. In 2010, Worsley was recognized by his peers as the North Carolina City/County Management Association’s Assistant Manager of the Year after being nominated for the honor by Catawba County Manager Tom Lundy.