As part of the interview process, Lockamy gave a presentation on how he would market the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank community, Hammett said. Lockamy talked about the community’s assets, including its waterways and the U.S. Coast Guard Base, he said. Lockamy also told interviewers he thinks Elizabeth City-Pasquotank needs a strategic plan to determine its strengths and weaknesses and to come up with a brand, Hammett said. Noting he himself is a relative newcomer to Pasquotank — he’s been county manager for only about half a year — Hammett believes one key thing the community is missing is “a direction.” “What’s our brand? What should our focus be?” he asked. “You’ve got to have a goal and some direction in order to accomplish anything.” Hammett believes Lockamy can help Elizabeth City-Pasquotank do a better job of finding a focus and setting a direction. “I just think he’s going to be a very good fit and a great asset for our community,” he said.