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Harris is new Cabarrus deputy county manager

Rodney Harris knows teamwork. The new Deputy County Manager of Cabarrus is one of 13 children—seven of whom are adopted. Harris, who moved to Cabarrus County in 2003, replaces Pam Dubois, who retired on June 7 after 31 years with the County.

Harris’ responsibilities will include oversight of County finance, budgeting, procurement, libraries and veterans services.


Before joining Cabarrus, Harris served as financial manager for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. He directed a division responsible for accounting, budget development and monitoring, contract and vendor management, procurement, and grants/special funds.

He said three core tenets drive him: Personal and collective accountability for delivering effective and efficient services;  decision-making, as often as possible, through collaboration with a variety of stakeholders; and ensuring that the needs of the customer are front and center.

Harris began his career as an enterprise management analyst for the Mecklenburg County Manager’s Office. He went on to become director of business and financial management for Mecklenburg’s Business Support Services Agency. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

He lives in Harrisburg with his wife, Kim, and their children, Abigail and Lucas.


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