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. NC Medicaid Enrollment Call Center and Website are Live

    Posted on March 3, 2021

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has begun mailing enrollment packets statewide and launched new resources for beneficiaries as it prepares for NC Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment which begins on Mar. 15, 2021. Read on...
  2. Mulch Sale

    Posted on February 23, 2021

    The price of mulch at the John’s River Waste Management Facility located at 2500 Marsh Trail in Morganton has been reduced through April 30, 2021. Any size pickup truck is $5.00 per load and trailers and large trucks are $10.00 per scoop. Read on...
  3. Burke County Offices Opening at 9:00 a.m.

    Posted on February 18, 2021

    Burke County offices will be operating on a one-hour delay for Thursday, February 18, 2021. County offices will open at 9:00 a.m. Offices remain open for Exempt employees or they have the option to use annual leave. Read on...
  4. FEMA Funds Available for flood-damaged homeowners - Feb 12 deadline

    Posted on February 5, 2021

    The deadline is approaching for flood-damaged homeowners interested in FEMA funds for elevations or acquisitions. Read on...
  5. Burke County offices closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Posted on January 15, 2021

    Burke County offices will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Read on...
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