Office of Strategy Staff
Jennifer Rigby was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer in June 2020 after serving New Hanover County as the Policy and Strategy Coordinator for nearly four years. Jennifer has helped lead the development of policies that advance the county’s strategic plan and its priorities of public health, safety, education and workforce development. She began working for New Hanover County in 2013 as senior planner and project manager for the county’s first Comprehensive Plan. Her background is in long range, strategic planning and public service in Wilmington, NC and Greenville, SC.
Rigby received a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the College of Charleston and holds an American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) certification from the American Planning Association. She is a graduate of the UNCW/NHC SERVE Professional Development Academy, the UNC School of Government LGFCU Fellows Program, and Leadership Wilmington.
Rigby’s commitment to public service began though an internship with Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston, SC when she attended the College of Charleston. Jennifer enjoys helping New Hanover County achieve the vision of being a vibrant, prosperous, diverse coastal community committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, running and playing tennis with friends, reading, and volunteering in the community.
- JD LimbergerSenior Strategy and Continuous Improvement AnalystPhone: (910) 798-7189
Patricia Robinson joined the Office of Strategy in July 2019 as a Strategy Analyst. She began working for New Hanover County in 2007 as a Fiscal Support Technician with the Department of Social Services and later became the Social Services Business Systems Manager.
Patricia received a B.A. in Business Administration: Management and Organizational Development from the University of Mount Olive and her Professional Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is a graduate of the UNCW/NHC SERVE Professional Development Academy and the UNCW/NHC Project Management Academy. Patricia was also one of the lead trainers for the NHC Innovation Academy.
Eliza Baldwin joined the Office of Strategy in May 2019 as a strategy analyst focusing on disaster recovery grant programs. Eliza began her service with New Hanover County in 2010 as a GIS Technician with the Planning & Land Use department. In 2013, she took a position with the county’s IT department as an Enterprise Analytics Administrator.
Eliza received a B.A. in Geography from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, with a minor in French Studies. She is a graduate of the UNCW/NHC SERVE Professional Development Academy and the UNCW/NHC SERVE Project Management Academy.
Eliza’s passion for public service has led her to volunteer at organizations within our community such as the NICU at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Communities in Schools, and her local voting precinct. She enjoys spending time at our local parks with her husband and walking the Cross-City trail.