Directory of ICMA-Recognized Local Governments for North Carolina

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Local Government Population Form of Recognition Year of Recognition Chief Administrative Officer
Albemarle Commission 173,209 G 1996 Ashley Stallings
Centralina Council of Governments G 1970 Ms. Geraldine Gardner, AICP
City of Albemarle 15,903 C 1962 Mr. Michael Ferris
City of Archdale 11,415 C 1986 Mr. Zeb Holden, AICP, CZO
City of Asheboro 25,012 C 1942 Mr. John Ogburn
City of Asheville 83,393 C 1931 Ms. Debra Campbell
City of Belmont 10,076 C 1963 Mr. Adrian Miller
City of Bessemer City 5,340 C 1974 Mr. James Inman, ICMA-CM, MPA
City of Boiling Spring Lakes 5,372 C 2003 Mr. Jeffrey Repp
City of Brevard 7,609 C 1959 Mr. James Fatland, CPFO
City of Burlington 49,963 C 1945 Mr. Hardin Watkins
City of Charlotte 731,424 C 1929 Mr. Marcus Jones
City of Cherryville 5,760 C 1965 Ms. Kelly Sellers
City of Claremont 1,352 C 1982 Mr. Jason Brown, MPA
City of Clinton 8,639 C 1957 Mr. Tom Hart, ICMA-CM, MPA
City of Concord 79,066 C 1965 Mr. Lloyd Payne, ICMA-CM
City of Conover 8,165 C 1974 Mr. Donald Duncan, ICMA-CM
City of Dunn 9,263 C 1949 Mr. Mathew Boone, BA
City of Durham 228,330 C 1921 Ms. Wanda Page
City of Eden 15,527 C 1968 Mr. Jon Mendenhall
City of Elizabeth City 18,683 C 1923 Ms. Angela Judge
City of Fayetteville 200,564 C 1949 Mr. Douglas Hewett, ICMA-CM
City of Gastonia 71,741 C 1919 Mr. Michael Peoples, ICMA-CM
City of Goldsboro 36,437 C 1917 Timothy Salmon
City of Graham 14,153 C 1955 Mr. Frankie Maness
City of Greensboro 269,666 C 1921 Mr. David Parrish
City of Greenville 84,554 C 1953 Ms. Ann Wall
City of Hamlet 6,495 C 1971 Mr. Matthew Christian
City of Havelock 20,735 C 2000 Mr. Francis Bottorff
City of Henderson 15,368 C 1965 Mr. Franklin Frazier
City of Hendersonville 13,137 C 1980 Mr. John Connet
City of Hickory 40,010 C 1913 Mr. Warren Wood
City of High Point 104,371 C 1915 Mr. Gregory Demko, CPA, MBA
City of Jacksonville 70,145 C 1953 Dr. Richard Woodruff
City of Kannapolis 42,625 C 1986 Mr. Michael Legg
City of King 6,904 C 1996 Mr. Homer Dearmin
City of Kings Mountain 10,296 C 1991 Mr. Jackie Barnette
City of Kinston 21,677 C 1948 Mr. Tony Sears
City of Laurinburg 15,962 C 1951 Mr. Charles Nichols
City of Lenoir 18,228 C 1964 Mr. Scott Hildebran
City of Lexington 18,931 C 1935 Ms. Terra Greene
City of Lincolnton 10,486 C 1982 Mr. Steve Zickefoose
City of Lumberton 21,542 C 1949 Mr. Thomas Horne
City of Marion 7,838 C 1949 Mr. J. Boyette, ICMA-CM
City of Monroe 32,797 C 1949 Mr. Edward Faison
City of Morganton 16,918 C 1913 Mr. David Milliron, CEcD, CMFO, CPM, ICMA-CM, MPA
City of Mount Airy 10,388 C 1961 Mrs. Barbara Jones
City of Mount Holly 13,656 C 1958 Mr. Danny Jackson
City of New Bern 29,524 C 1947 Mr. Mark Stephens, ICMA-CM
City of Newton 12,968 C 1950 Mr. Everette Clark
City of North Topsail Beach 743 C 1999 Ms. Lydia King
City of Oxford 8,461 C 1949 Mr. Alan Thornton
City of Raeford 4,611 C 1963 Mr. Raymond Teal
City of Raleigh 403,892 C 1947 Ms. Marchell Adams-David
City of Randleman 4,113 C 2002 Mrs. Nicole Belgarde
City of Reidsville 14,520 C 1921 Mr. Christopher Phillips
City of Roanoke Rapids 15,754 C 1966 Mr. Joseph Scherer
City of Rockingham 9,558 C 1971 Mr. Monty Crump
City of Rocky Mount 57,477 C 1927 Mrs. Rochelle Small-Toney, MPA, ICMA-CM, ICMA-CM
City of Roxboro 8,362 C 1928 Mr. Brooks Lockhart
City of Salisbury 33,662 C 1927 Mr. W. Bailey
City of Sanford 28,094 C 1949 Mr. Phillip Hegwer, PE
City of Shelby 20,323 C 1963 Mr. James Howell, MPA
City of Southport 2,833 C 1955 Mr. Gordon Hargrove
City of Statesville 24,532 C 1949 Mr. Ronald Smith
City of Thomasville 26,757 C 1915 Mr. Michael Brandt
City of Washington 9,744 C 1952 Mr. Jonathan Russell, ICMA-CM, MPA
City of Whiteville 5,394 C 1947 Mr. Darren Currie
City of Wilmington 106,476 C 1941 Mr. Sterling Cheatham
City of Wilson 49,167 C 1933 Mr. Grant Goings
City of Winston-Salem 229,617 C 1948 Mr. Lee Garrity
County of Alamance 151,131 C 1973 Mr. Bryan Hagood
County of Anson 26,948 C 1962 Mr. Barron Monroe, MPA
County of Ashe 27,281 C 1998 Mr. Adam Stumb
County of Beaufort 47,759 C 1976 Mr. Brian Alligood
County of Bertie 21,282 G 1976 Mrs. Misty Edwards
County of Bladen 35,190 C 1983 Mr. Gregory Martin
County of Brunswick 107,431 G 1983 Mr. Randell Woodruff, MPA
County of Buncombe 238,318 C 1992 Mrs. Avril Pinder, CGMA, CPA, ICMA-CM
County of Burke 90,912 G 1973 Mr. Kenneth Steen
County of Cabarrus 178,011 G 1971 Mr. Michael Downs, BS
County of Caldwell 83,029 C 1967 Mr. Stan Kiser
County of Camden 9,980 C 1998 Mr. Michael Brillhart
County of Carteret 66,469 C 1981 Mr. Tommy Burns, ICMA-CM
County of Caswell 23,719 G 1977 Mr. Bryan Miller
County of Catawba 154,358 C 1937 Mr. Mick Berry
County of Chowan 14,793 G 1978 Mr. Kevin Howard
County of Cleveland 98,078 C 1964 Mr. Brian Epley, CBEP
County of Columbus 58,098 G 1983 Mr. William Clark
County of Craven 103,505 G 1980 Mr. Jack Veit
County of Cumberland 319,431 G 1976 Ms. Amy Cannon
County of Currituck 23,547 G 1976 Mr. Ben Stikeleather, MPA
County of Davidson 162,878 C 1953 Mr. Casey Smith
County of Davie 41,240 C 1998 Mr. David Bone
County of Duplin 58,505 C 1997 Mr. Michael Aldridge
County of Durham 267,587 C 1930 Mr. Wendell Davis
County of Edgecombe 56,552 C 1998 Mr. Eric Evans
County of Forsyth 350,670 C 1956
County of Franklin 60,619 C 1987 Ms. Angela Harris
County of Gaston 206,086 C 1957 Mrs. Kimberly Eagle, MCRP, MPA, Ph.D.
County of Granville 59,916 C 1985 Mr. Michael Felts
County of Greene 21,362 C 2003
County of Guilford 488,406 C 1942 Mr. Michael Halford
County of Halifax 54,691 C 1999 Mr. Tony Brown
County of Harnett 114,678 C 2000 Ms. Paula Stewart
County of Henderson 106,740 C 2004 Mr. Steven Wyatt
County of Hertford 24,669 C 1959 Mr. David Cotton
County of Hoke 46,952 G 1972 Ms. Letitia Edens
County of Iredell 159,437 C 1963 Ms. Beth Jones
County of Johnston 168,878 C 1998 Mr. Rick Hester, MPA
County of Lee 57,866 C 1998 Dr. John Crumpton, Ed.D
County of Lincoln 78,265 C 1990 Mr. Kelly Atkins
County of Macon 33,922 C 1999 Mr. Derek Roland
County of Martin 24,505 C 2011 Mrs. Cindy Ange
County of McDowell 44,996 G 1971 Mr. Ashley Wooten, ICMA-CM
County of Mecklenburg 919,628 C 1962 Ms. Dena Diorio, MPA
County of Montgomery 27,798 C 2006 Mr. Matthew Woodard
County of Moore 88,247 G 1984 Mr. J. Vest
County of Nash 95,840 C 1985 Mr. Zee Lamb
County of New Hanover 202,667 C 1966 Mr. Chris Coudriet
County of Northampton 22,099 C 1962 Ms. Kimberly Turner
County of Onslow 177,772 C 1972 Ms. Sheri Slater
County of Orange 133,801 C 1982 Ms. Bonnie Hammersley
County of Pamlico 13,144 C 1998 Mr. Timothy Buck
County of Pender 52,217 C 1998 Mr. Chad McEwen
County of Person 39,464 C 1985 Ms. Heidi York, ICMA-CM, MPA
County of Pitt 168,148 G 1971 Mr. Scott Elliott
County of Polk 20,510 C 1998 Mr. David Pittman, MS
County of Richmond 46,639 C 1972 Mr. Bryan Land
County of Robeson 134,168 C 1930 Ms. Kellie Blue
County of Rockingham 93,643 C 1957 Mr. Lance Metzler
County of Rutherford 67,810 G Mr. Steve Garrison
County of Sampson 63,431 G 1976 Mr. Edwin Causey
County of Scotland 36,157 C 1964 Mr. Kevin Patterson, CPA
County of Stanly 60,585 C 1976 Mr. Andrew Lucas, MPA
County of Stokes 47,401 G 1977 Mr. Richard Morris
County of Surry 73,673 C 1973
County of Transylvania 33,090 C 2000 Ms. Jaime Laughter, AICP, ICMA-CM
County of Union 201,292 C 1965
County of Vance 45,422 C 1995 Mr. Jordan McMillen
County of Wake 900,993 C 1965 Mr. David Ellis, ICMA-CM
County of Warren 20,972 G 1985 Mr. Vincent Jones
County of Washington 13,228 G 1981 Mr. Curtis Potter
County of Watauga 51,079 G 1977 Mr. Deron Geouque
County of Wayne 122,623 C 1998 Mr. Craig Honeycutt
County of Wilkes 69,340 G 1976 Mr. John Yates
County of Wilson 81,234 G 1971 Ms. Denise Stinagle
County of Yadkin 38,406 G 1976 Ms. Lisa Hughes, MPA
Land-Of-Sky Regional Council G 1978
Lumber River Council of Governments G 1978 Mr. David Richardson, JD, MBA
Montgomery County Library C 2006
Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) G 1970 Mr. Matthew Dolge
Region L-Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments G 1972 Mr. Greg Godard
Region P-Eastern Carolina Council of Governments G 1972
Town of Ahoskie 5,039 C 1957 Mr. Kerry McDuffie, MPA
Town of Angier 4,350 C 1990 Mr. Gerald Vincent, ICMA-CM
Town of Apex 37,476 C 1976 Mr. Andrew Havens, ICMA-CM
Town of Atlantic Beach 1,495 C 1994 Mr. David Walker
Town of Ayden 4,932 C 1959 Mr. Matthew Livingston, AICP, ICMA-CM
Town of Badin 1,974 C 1999 Mr. Jay Almond
Town of Beaufort 4,039 C 1997 Mr. John Day
Town of Beech Mountain 320 C 1988 Ms. Reba Greene
Town of Belhaven 1,688 C 1964 Mr. Elwood Jarvis
Town of Benson 3,311 C 1964 Mrs. Kimberly Pickett, MPA
Town of Beulaville 1,296 C 1999 Mrs. Lori Williams
Town of Biltmore Forest 1,343 G 1983 Mr. Jonathan Kanipe, ICMA-CM
Town of Black Mountain 7,848 C 1951 Mr. Joshua Harrold, ICMA-CM Candidate
Town of Blowing Rock 1,241 C 2000 Mr. Billy Fox
Town of Boone 17,122 C 1979 Mr. John Ward, ICMA-CM
Town of Canton 4,227 C 1959 Mr. Jason Burrell
Town of Carolina Beach 5,706 C 1949 Mr. Bruce Oakley
Town of Carrboro 19,582 C 1973 Mr. David Andrews, ICMA-CM
Town of Carthage 2,205 C 1998 Mrs. Linda Phillips
Town of Cary 135,234 C 1961 Mr. Sean Stegall
Town of Chadbourn 1,856 C 1972 Ms. Patricia Garrell
Town of Chapel Hill 57,233 C 1922 Mr. Maurice Jones
Town of Clayton 16,116 C 1983 Ms. Jessica Coutu
Town of Cornelius 24,866 G 1984 Mr. Andrew Grant, ICMA-CM
Town of Drexel 1,858 C 1976 Ms. Sherri Bradshaw
Town of Edenton 5,004 C 1990 Ms. Anne-Marie Knighton
Town of Elizabethtown 3,583 G 1982 Mr. Edwin Madden
Town of Elkin 4,001 C 1990 Mr. Brent Cornelison, CA
Town of Elon 9,419 C 1991 Mr. Richard Roedner
Town of Enfield 2,532 C 1990 Mr. Montre Freeman, JD, MPA
Town of Erwin 4,405 C 1968 Mr. Richard Hicks
Town of Fairmont 2,663 C 1975 Ms. Katrina Tatum
Town of Farmville 4,654 G 1977 Mr. David Hodgkins, ICMA-CM
Town of Fletcher 7,187 C 2000 Mr. Mark Biberdorf
Town of Forest City 7,476 G 1970 Mr. John Condrey
Town of Franklinton 2,023 C 1985 Mr. Gregory Bethea, BA
Town of Fuquay-Varina 17,937 C 1933 Mr. Adam Mitchell, ICMA-CM, MBA
Town of Garner 25,745 C 1957 Mr. Rodney Dickerson
Town of Gibsonville 6,410 C 1973 Mr. Robert Baxley
Town of Granite Falls 4,722 C 1974 Mr. Jerry Church
Town of Haw River 2,298 C 1998 Mr. Jeffrey Earp
Town of Hillsborough 6,087 C 1992 Mr. Eric Peterson
Town of Holden Beach 575 C 1991 Mr. David Hewett
Town of Holly Springs 24,661 C 2002 Mr. Randy Harrington
Town of Hope Mills 15,176 C 1982 Ms. Melissa Adams
Town of Hudson 3,776 C 1984 Ms. Rebecca Bentley
Town of Huntersville 46,773 C 1999 Mr. Anthony Roberts
Town of Jonesville 2,285 C 1994 Mr. Tim Gwyn
Town of Kenly 1,339 C 1985 Mr. Kenneth Thompson
Town of Kernersville 23,123 C 1965 Mr. Curtis Swisher
Town of Kill Devil Hills 6,683 C 1977 Mrs. Debora Diaz
Town of Lake Lure 1,192 C 1992 Mr. Sam Karr
Town of Lake Waccamaw 1,480 C 2004 Mr. Mike Prostinak
Town of Leland 13,527 C 2001 Mr. David Hollis, PE
Town of Lewisville 12,639 C 1992 Mr. William Perkins, MPA
Town of Lillington 3,194 C 1998 Mr. Joseph Jeffries
Town of Long View 4,871 C 1993 Mr. David Draughn
Town of Louisburg 3,359 C 1975 Mr. Jonathan Franklin, MPA
Town of Madison 2,246 C 1961 Mr. Robert Scott
Town of Maiden 3,310 C 1974 Mr. Todd Herms, ICMA-CM
Town of Manteo 1,434 C 1998 Mr. James Ayers
Town of Maxton 2,426 C 1997 Mrs. Myra Tyndall
Town of Mayodan 2,478 C 1976 Melessa Hopper
Town of Mint Hill 22,722 G 1979 Mr. Brian Welch
Town of Mocksville 5,051 C 1994 Mr. Jack Keller
Town of Mooresville 32,711 C 1950 Mr. Randall Hemann, ICMA-CM
Town of Morehead City 8,661 C 1967 Mr. Ryan Eggleston, ICMA-CM, MPA
Town of Morrisville 18,576 C 1989 Ms. Martha Paige, ICMA-CM, MPA
Town of Mount Gilead 1,181 C 2004 Mr. Hiram Marziano, CFM, MPA
Town of Nags Head 2,757 C 1976 Mr. Greg Sparks, ICMA-CM
Town of Nashville 5,352 C 1980 Mr. Randy Lansing
Town of North Wilkesboro 4,245 C 1976 Mr. Larry South
Town of Oak Island 6,783 C 1975 Mr. David Kelly
Town of Pembroke 2,973 C 1979 Mr. Tyler Thomas
Town of Pikeville 678 C 2014
Town of Pineville 7,479 C 1965 Mr. Ryan Spitzer
Town of Pittsboro 3,743 C 1974 Mr. Chris Kennedy, AICP
Town of Plymouth 3,878 C 1966 Mr. William Ehrenbeck
Town of Princeville 2,082 C 1993 Mr. Byron Ellis
Town of Red Springs 3,428 C 1974 Mr. David Ashburn, BS, MPA
Town of River Bend 3,119 C 2010 Mr. Delane Jackson
Town of Scotland Neck 2,059 G 1986 Mr. Charles Baisey
Town of Selma 6,073 C 1962 Steven Hicks
Town of Seven Devils 192 C 1983 Ms. Karen Daniels
Town of Shallotte 3,675 G 1997 Mr. Albert Hughes
Town of Siler City 7,887 C 1970 Mr. Roy Lynch, BS
Town of Smithfield 10,966 C 1966 Mr. Michael Scott
Town of Southern Pines 12,334 C 1953 Mr. Reagan Parsons, ICMA-CM
Town of Southern Shores 2,714 G 1990 Cliff Ogburn, ICMA-CM
Town of Spencer 3,267 C 1958 Mr. Peter Franzese
Town of Spindale 4,321 C 1994 Mr. G. Webber
Town of Spring Lake 11,964 C 1979 Rhonda Webb
Town of Stoneville 1,056 C 1984 Mrs. Lori Armstrong, MA
Town of Tarboro 11,415 C 1955 Mr. Troy Lewis, MPA
Town of Taylorsville 2,098 C 2001 Mr. David Odom
Town of Topsail Beach 368 C 1992 Mr. Michael Rose
Town of Troy 3,189 C 1980 Mr. Karl Zephir, ICMA-CM, MPA
Town of Tryon 1,646 C 1931 Mr. Zachary Ollis, MPA
Town of Valdese 4,490 C 1932 Mr. Seth Eckard, MPA
Town of Wadesboro 5,813 C 1957 Mr. David Edwards, MPA
Town of Wake Forest 30,117 C 1972 Mr. Kipling Padgett, CPM, ICMA-CM
Town of Wallace 3,880 G 1985 Mr. Laurence Bergman, CGCIO, MPA
Town of Warrenton 862 C 1966 Mr. Robert Davie
Town of Waynesville 9,869 C 1981 Mr. Robert Hites
Town of Weaverville 3,120 C 1988 Ms. Selena Coffey, ICMA-CM, MPA
Town of Wendell 5,845 C 1953 Mr. Marvin Collins, ICMA-CM, MPA
Town of Wilkesboro 3,413 C 2006 Mr. Kenneth Noland
Town of Winterville 9,269 C 2000 Ms. Terri Parker, MBA
Town of Woodfin 6,123 G 1993 Mr. Jason Young, MPA
Town of Wrightsville Beach 2,477 C 1987 Mr. Timothy Owens
Town of Zebulon 4,433 C 1980 Joe Moore, MPA, PE
Triangle J Council of Governments G 1976 Mr. Edwin Worsley
Union County Government C Mr. Brian Matthews, AICP
Village of Bald Head Island 158 C 1998 Mr. Kevin McCall
Village of Clemmons 18,627 C 1999 Mr. William Buffkin, BS, MPA
Village of Pinehurst 13,124 C 1983 Jeffrey Sanborn
Village of Sugar Mountain 198 G 1990 Ms. Susan Phillips
Western Piedmont Council of Governments G 1972 Mr. Anthony Starr, AICP, ICMA-CM
Population based on 2011 Census.
C = Council Manager Position    G = General Management Position
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