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. Burke County State of Emergency

    Posted on January 13, 2022

    Due to the inclement weather event forecast to impact Burke County. Chairman Mulwee has executed a state of emergency document which will be effective on January 14, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Read on...
  2. County offices will be closed for Christmas and New Year's

    Posted on December 20, 2021

    Burke County offices will be closed December 23 - 27 for Christmas. as well as December 31 in observance of New Year’s. The landfill and convenience sites will be closed December 24 – 26 and will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, December 27. Read on...
  3. Vaccine Information

    Posted on November 10, 2021

    Family-focused vaccination clinic available at St. Charles Catholic Church November 6th-December 18th! Read on...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
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