Senior Transportation Planner Becca Eversole began working for the Eastern Carolina Council in December of 2019 and serves as the Director of the Down East Rural Planning Organization (DERPO). Her previous experience includes planning work in both the private and public sector at SEPI, Inc., a NCDOT consulting firm, and the Cape Fear Council of Governments.
Ms. Eversole plays a key role in the SPOT Prioritization process for selecting future transportation projects for Craven, Carteret, Jones, and Pamlico Counties. This includes making recommendations on project prioritization, formally submitting new potential projects, and coordinating decisions on local input points. She works alongside NCDOT staff and local stakeholders in the creation and revision of county Comprehensive Transportation Plans (CTP). She assists local governments in grant applications and GIS projects. She oversees the day-to-day administrative duties for DERPO, and represents it on multiple committees, in project development, and at regional conferences.
Ms. Eversole received a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Urban and Regional Planning and Policy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Ms. Eversole also attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She is a native of Oak Island in Brunswick County and is a near-lifelong resident of Coastal North Carolina.