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Stacy J Guffey

Program Manager

Stacy is a Macon County, North Carolina native who has grown into leadership in business and public life in the region his family has called home for generations. A graduate of Franklin High and Western Carolina University, Stacy served as Macon County’s planner from 2004 to 2009. He helped establish and run the Arts and Heritage Center at the old Cowee School and founded a consultancy practice to help with economic development and planning projects throughout Western North Carolina.

To further his expertise in government policymaking, in 2018, he earned a Master’s in Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina while taking on a new role in Downtown Franklin’s preservation efforts with the purchase and rehabilitation of the 1897 building that contains the Scottish Tartans Museum. Stacy serves on the Franklin Town Council.