March 2016 Spotlight

When Cindy Farris walked into Reidsville City Hall in April of 2008, she had no idea what a Deputy City Clerk’s duties entailed. After interviewing with City Clerk Angela Stadler, the position was offered and Cindy readily accepted. That was almost eight years ago.

Since 2008 Cindy has settled into the position. She takes great pleasure in working closely with the City Manager, City Clerk and City Staff as well as the Mayor and City Council. Cindy welcomes opportunities to help those citizens who call or stop by the City Manager’s office looking for answers to questions or concerns they may have.

Cindy has been impressed with the positive changes she has seen take place since coming to work for the City of Reidsville. She has seen the continued revitalization of downtown, including the addition of Market Square, a permanent Farmer’s Market, which also offers a downtown venue for monthly seasonal music and art events. Cindy has witnessed numerous opportunities offered to area residents through the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, which are constantly being enhanced and improved, like the recent renovations to the fitness center and construction of a new Senior Center.   

When Cindy isn’t fielding calls or attending to duties at her desk, she loves to spend time with her husband, Ron, and their family. She enjoys attending music festivals while camping in their vintage 1968 Scotty camper, hiking the greenways along the Smith River or various trails throughout Rockingham County, gardening at home and on the family farm and cooking meals for her friends, neighbors and family. Cindy feels particularly blessed to have an appreciation for nature and is an avid wildlife and bird watcher. She never tires of looking for her favorites, a pair of barred owls that reside in the woods behind her house.