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. March 25 2020 Chairman Carswell's Press Brief Statement

    Posted on March 25, 2020

    Please click to read Chairman Carswell's statement from today's COVID-19 press briefing. Read on...
  2. Please Continue to Utilize Social Distancing Recommendations

    Posted on March 22, 2020

    Burke County continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and remains committed to the safety and well-being of all citizens. Please continue to utilize social distancing recommendations when interacting with Burke County employees. Read on...
  3. Message from Burke County DSS

    Posted on March 19, 2020

    The Burke County Department of Social Services is committed to keeping you safe and adhering to the social distancing recommendations. Read on...
  4. Public Access Limited to Non-Emergency Offices Except by Appointment

    Posted on March 19, 2020

    In keeping with state and federal recommendations related to COVID-19, Burke County Government will temporarily limit access to non-emergency offices, except by appointment, effective at 8:00 a.m. on March 20, 2020 until further notice. Read on...
  5. Burke County Courthouse Sally Port Ribbon Cutting - March 24

    Posted on February 28, 2020

    Please join us, rain or shine, on March 24, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. for the ribbon cutting of the Burke County Courthouse sally port. The sally port is located at 201 South Green Street in Morganton, behind the Courthouse. Read on...
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