County Manager

The County Manager serves as Chief Executive Officer of Burke County government, appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners, which sets policies and adopts ordinances that regulate Burke County government. In addition to carrying out the day-to-day administration of County government, the County Manager is responsible for implementing policies established by the Board of Commissioners, coordinating the work of all County agencies, and representing the County in dealings with other governmental units and agencies. The Manager’s duties include preparing the county wide recommended budget, recommending new and revised policies and programs to the Board of Commissioners, and implementing county programs and services in an effective and efficient manner.


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  1. Scam Event Warning

    Posted on September 30, 2021

    Please be advised that the event being advertised in this flyer is a scam. The scammer is requesting money for small business owners, artists, etc. to set up a booth at this “festival”, which is not actually scheduled at Lake James at all. Read on...
  2. Burke County offices will be closed for Good Friday.

    Posted on March 30, 2021

    Burke County offices will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021 in observance of Good Friday. Read on...
  3. Upcoming Duke Energy Foundation Grants

    Posted on March 18, 2021

    The Duke Energy Foundation will be announcing two special programs: the Hometown Revitalization Grant Program and the Social Justice and Racial Equity Grant Program this spring. Read on...
  4. NC Medicaid Enrollment Call Center and Website are Live

    Posted on March 3, 2021

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has begun mailing enrollment packets statewide and launched new resources for beneficiaries as it prepares for NC Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment which begins on Mar. 15, 2021. Read on...
  5. Burke County Offices Opening at 9:00 a.m.

    Posted on February 18, 2021

    Burke County offices will be operating on a one-hour delay for Thursday, February 18, 2021. County offices will open at 9:00 a.m. Offices remain open for Exempt employees or they have the option to use annual leave. Read on...
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