County Manager's Office

The County Manager’s Office is responsible for implementing the directives of the Board of Commissioners in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes through the strategic management of County government departments, services, and partnerships.

County Management Team

  • County Manager Mary S. Furtado
  • Assistant County Manager Paul Murray
  • Assistant County Manager Justin Merritt

Budget & Management is responsible for preparation, administration, and compilation of the annual budget for all County services.

The Communications & Marketing Office coordinates community and media relations on behalf of County government, including providing public information about County government and services. The office also manages the County’s community branding and marketing initiatives in collaboration with community partners.

The County Clerk coordinates Board of Commissioners meetings and ensures accurate records are maintained with regard to Board actions, policies, and County Ordinance Books. The Clerk also facilitates applications from citizens interested in serving on local government boards and committees.

The Legal division provides in-house counsel to County departments and provides guidance to the Board of Commissioners concerning state and federal statutes, County ordinances and legal procedures.