Charles Harrison, III Promoted to Director of Community Development & Code Compliance

Charles Harrison, III Promoted to Director of Community Development & Code Compliance

For immediate release:
September 28, 2023

For additional information, contact:
Jackie Lipford, Public Information Officer
(804) 722-8607 

Charles Harrison, III Promoted to Director of Community
Development & Code Compliance

Charles Harrison Headshot. Charles is wearing a grey suit with a blue checkered tie. He is smiling for the photo.

Prince George, VA - Prince George County is pleased to announce the promotion of Charles Harrison, III to the position of Director of Community Development and Code Compliance. With an impressive track record and a wealth of experience in various roles within the county, Harrison is well-equipped to lead the department and contribute to the continued success of the community.

Harrison’s journey began at Petersburg High School. He furthered his education by obtaining an Associate Degree in Computer Networking Systems from ITT Technical Institute. He later attended Benedict College, where he pursued studies in the Environmental Health Science program.

With a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence, Harrison gained invaluable experience in the construction field, specializing in framing, for over a decade. In 2006, he joined Prince George County as a Communications Officer, where he showcased his dedication to serving the community.

Recognizing his potential, Harrison was appointed as a Permit Technician in the Community Development Department in 2013 and promoted to Senior Building Inspector in 2017. His dedication to professional growth and development is reflected in his numerous certifications obtained from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). These certifications include Combination Residential Inspector, Residential Building, Permit Technician, Residential Plumbing, Residential Electrical, Residential Mechanical, Certified Building Official, and Property Maintenance Official. He was subsequently appointed as the Interim Building Official, and, later, as the Deputy Director and Building Official in 2021.

In his new role as Director of Community Development and Code Compliance, Harrison will oversee and manage the department’s daily operations, ensuring the effective implementation of policies and coordinating the release of information and services offered. As the lead spokesperson for community development activities in the county, Harrison will work closely with the Board of Supervisors, local and regional jurisdictions, community groups, contractors, consultants, and the public.

“I am honored to be entrusted with this important role,” said Harrison. “I am excited to lead the Community Development Department and work collaboratively with the team to create a welcoming community and prosperous future for our residents.”

Prince George County commends Charles Harrison, III on his well-deserved promotion and looks forward to the positive impact he will make as Director. His extensive knowledge, experience, and commitment to excellence will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success and prosperity of the county.