Mount Olive Mayor Ken Talton has been named interim planning director for the city of Goldsboro.
Current director Jennifer Collins resigned to take a position with the N.C. Department of Transportation. Talton will take over the role Sept. 17.
A city employee for 16 years, Talton began his early days as a building inspector in Mount Olive. He was promoted to zoning administrator and code enforcement supervisor. He took over as assistant planning director in 2018.
Talton is currently serving his first term as Mount Olive mayor and plans to seek another term in office.