A. Paul Norby, FAICP

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Work Phone
(336) 701-9790

712 Mitch Drive
United States

FAICP Statement

A. Paul Norby is a master at public participation and has applied his special skill to the benefit of mid-sized communities in the Midwest and Southeast. By building trust among diverse stakeholders, he has been able to implement many creative community development plans. Inducted 2006.

About Me

I am married and have two grown children, both of them also married; and two grandchildren. I enjoy traveling, walking, golf, reading, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. Currently I am working part-time as a consultant to local governments.

Professional Biography

A. Paul Norby, FAICP retired in 2018 as the Director of the City-County Planning Board in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, NC. He began that position in 1999. Previously, he was City-County Planning Director in Durham, NC during the time period in which Durham began its transformation from a tobacco and textile manufacturing economy to a knowledge-based economy. Prior to that, he was Directror of Current Planning in Fort Wayne, IN, and Senior Planner at the Augusta-Richmond County GA Planning Commission. He has a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and a Bachelor's degree in Geography from Valparaiso University. Paul has directed efforts in Winston-Salem and Durham during his tenure to produce award-winning comprehensive plans and area plans emphasizing growth management, revitalization, and citizen input. Paul is a charter member of AICP and was inducted into the College of Fellows in 2006.


Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Graduation Date: June, 1974
Degree Level: Graduate
Planning Degree

Valparaiso University
Graduation Date: June, 1972
Degree Level: Undergraduate

160353 | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduation Date: April, 1990
Degree Level: Other Degree

Job History

Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission
Planner I, Planner II, Senior Planner
July,1974 - December,1977
Augusta, GA
United States

City of Durham
Assistant Planning Director; Director of Planning and Community Development; Assistant City Manager; City-County Planning Director
September,1980 - March,1999
Durham, NC
United States

City-County Planning Board
Planning Director; Director of Planning and Development Services
March,1999 - August,2018
Winston-Salem, NC
United States

East-West Gateway Coordinating Council
Intern; Research Assistant
May,1973 - May,1974
Part time
Saint Louis, MO
United States

City of Fort Wayne, Department of Community Development and Planning
Current Planning Director; Director of Planning
December,1977 - August,1980
Fort Wayne, IN
United States

Developmental Associates, LLC
Senior Consultant
April,2021 - Present
Part time
Chapel Hill, NC
United States

State Code Enforcement, Inc (SCEI)
Director of Planning
April,2020 - Present
Part time
Greensboro, NC
United States