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. Gov. Cooper Announces NCDIT Listening Tour on Closing Digital Divide

    Posted on March 27, 2023

    Governor Roy Cooper announced the N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) will host a statewide listening tour focused on closing the digital divide. One of the stops on the listening tour will be held in Morganton on May 4th. Read on...
  2. Free Mulch at Landfill

    Posted on February 13, 2023

    Burke County Waste Management will be providing free bulk mulch beginning February 13, 2023, through May 13, 2023 (or while supplies last) at the landfill. Read on...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
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