MONROE – Jason Kay, of Indian Trail, began his tenure as Union County’s general counsel on Oct. 21.
Kay joins Union County’s staff to fill the key role that Jeff Crook held for 30 years. Crook has announced his retirement at the end of November.
“We thank Jeff for his decades of service to Union County government and are thrilled to have Jason fill this key position,” County Manager Mark Watson said. “He brings a strong commitment to government in North Carolina.”
For the past seven years, Kay has been with the City of Charlotte, where he served as senior assistant city attorney and most recently as special assistant to the city manager. Prior to his position with Charlotte, he served as general counsel for the office of the speaker in the N.C. House of Representatives.
Kay will oversee the county’s legal department and work as a strategic advisor to the county’s management team and commissioners.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve with dynamic and highly skilled professionals in one of North Carolina’s fastest growing counties,” he said.