Staff Directory


Allen Serkin

Local Government Services Director

Department: Local Government Services

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x206

Email: [email protected]

AICP, CZO  Mr. Serkin is the Local Government Services Director for the Cape Fear Council of Governments (COG) and also serves as the Director of the Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO).  Allen manages the planning activities of the COG, develops long-range plans and land development ordinances, provides training and consultation to local planning and zoning boards and staff, and performs many advanced mapping and geographic analysis tasks.  With over 10 years of experience in land use planning, transportation planning, zoning and GIS analysis, he spent the bulk of his career as a Planning Director and Town Planner for Brunswick County municipalities before joining the COG.  Previously, Allen worked for a private planning consulting firm in metropolitan Detroit, MI preparing comprehensive plans, transportation plans, and park & recreation plans and for a UNC research institute doing advanced geographic analysis.  Allen holds a Master of Regional Planning from UNC Chapel Hill and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Environmental Studies from UNC-Wilmington.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Certified Zoning Official in North Carolina and he serves on the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Freight Advisory Committee and the NCDOT Comprehensive Transportation Plan 2.0 Committee. Allen can be reached at (910) 395-4553 x206.

Wes MacLeod, Senior Regional Planner

Wes MacLeod

Senior Regional Planner

Department: Local Government Services 

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x223

Email: [email protected]

AICP, ASLA  Wes MacLeod is our Senior Regional Planner. He brings a wealth of experience from the private consulting practice. He has nine years of experience working with North Carolina communities. Mr. MacLeod earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida. Mr. MacLeod’s primary practice areas include land use planning, urban design, non-motorized transportation planning, and advanced GIS analysis. He has experience with small area plans, land use plans, development ordinances, parks and recreation master plans, and bicycle/pedestrian plans. Mr. MacLeod is a frequent speaker at planning, transportation, and public health conferences throughout the state. He has been a recipient of two NC-APA Marvin Collins Awards and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).  Wes can be reached at (910) 935-4553 x223.