Planner-in-Residence: Mr. Lee Padrick

Lee Padrick, Facilitating a community meeting

  • Full Name: Elwood Lee Padrick
  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • Current Title/Position: Special Projects Coordinator, Mid-East Commission
  • Hometown: La Grange, NC
  • Hobbies: Surfing, fishing, fitness
  • Colleges Attended and Degrees:
    • East Carolina University, B.S., Criminal Justice/Pre-Law (1990)
    • East Carolina University, M.P.A., Public Administration (1992)
    • East Carolina University, M.A., Geography (2000)
  • First Full-Time Job: Planner 1, City of Kinston, NC
  • Specializations: Economic Development, Community Development, Strategic Planning, Downtown Revitalization, Land Use Planning, Grants Management, Project Development, Policy Analysis

    Lee Padrick, Airport Strategic Plan Presentation Halifax County

  • Course You Teach: PLAN 1900 – Sustainable Cities
  • Advice for Students: Embrace a holistic approach to urban planning and development, integrating environmental, social, and economic considerations to create truly sustainable communities that prioritize the well-being of both present and future generations.
  • What I love about the department/program: The ECU Planning Program’s time-honored tradition of offering hands-on planning education, coupled with a distinguished faculty bringing diverse perspectives and an engaged Alumni Advisory Board, empowers students to acquire the essential skills to effectively administer sustainable planning principles at the local, state, and federal levels of government.