Lisa Wurtzbacher began serving as assistant county manager on May 9, 2022. Lisa is responsible for overseeing the functions of the county’s Parks & Garden Department, NC Cooperative Extension & Arboretum, Public Library, Cape Fear Museum, Soil & Water Conservation District, Tax Office, Recycling & Solid Waste, Internal Auditor and Board of Elections.
Lisa was the county’s chief financial officer for ten years. Prior to coming to New Hanover County government as an auditor in 2010, Lisa’s career was spent in the private sector at the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP where she performed financial audits and process improvement projects.
Lisa is a native of New Hanover County and a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting.