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.

Accomplishments

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  1. Invitation - Meet the new County Manager

    Posted on January 25, 2023

    Everyone is cordially invited to meet the new Burke County Manager, Brian Epley, on Feb. 15th, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton! Read on...
  2. Burke County Offices Closed for MLK Day

    Posted on January 12, 2023

    Burke County offices will be closed in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, 2023. The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will operate on a normal schedule. Read on...
  3. Burke County Office Closed in Observation of New Year's Day

    Posted on December 30, 2022

    Burke County offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2023 in observation of New Year's Day. The landfill and convenience sites will operate on a normal schedule. We hope everyone has a happy and safe new year! Read on...
  4. Burke County Offices Closed for Christmas

    Posted on December 20, 2022

    Burke County offices will be closed Dec. 23 - 27 for Christmas. County offices will also be closed on Jan. 2 in observance of New Year’s. The landfill and convenience sites will be closed Dec. 24 – 26 and resume normal business hours on Dec. 27. Read on...
  5. Burke County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

    Posted on November 22, 2022

    Burke County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving. The landfill and convenience sites will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 25. Read on...
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