The Town's Administration Department is responsible for the overall administration and operations of Town's services and departments, along with carrying out the actions and policies of the Wilkesboro's Town Council.
The Town of Wilkesboro is a Council-Manager Form of Government, which combines the leadership of elected officials, Mayor and four Town Council Members, with the professional experience of an appointed local government administrator, who implements the Town Council's set policies for the operation of the Town.
TOWN MANAGER - Ken Noland
In May 1999, the Town Council named Ken Noland as Town Manager. Ken is a graduate of the Appalachian State University where he received a Bachelor of Science and continued his education, where he received his Master of Public Administration from the UNC-Chapel Hill. Ken serves at the appointment of the Town Council and acting as Administrative Head of the Town. The Manager's office ensures the implementation of local, state and federal laws and regulations/policies and is responsible for preparing the Town Council Meeting Agendas. Other responsibilities include preparing the budget, directing day-to-day operations, directing the Town's department heads, public information, citizen communication, revenue and expenditure forecasts, and townwide projects such as performance measurement and operational studies.
ASST. TOWN MANAGER / FINANCE DIRECTOR - Robert "Bob" Urness
In Dec 2018, Bob was promoted to Assistant Town Manager but has been with the town since Dec 2010. He oversees the finances of the Town, Wilkesboro ABC Stores, and the Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority. Bob is a Certified NC Public Finance Officer and is active in many other areas such as budgeting, capital financing, investments, economic development, human resources, insurances, purchasing, etc. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, previous experience in South Carolina local government, and an avid golfer. Parin and Bob have 4 children.
ADMINISTRATION ASST. - Sarah Davis
The principal responsibility for this position is to greet visitors at Town Hall and to answer the incoming calls and route calls to the appropriate person or department. If a person or department is not able to answer a call, she helps to find help or resolve the problem and follow up with the customer. Along with the phones, she assists with the payments, administration, town council, town clerk, other town boards, human resources, and finance departments. Which includes taking payments, backup for the utility clerk, meeting and calendar coordination/setup and breakdown, data entry, correspondence, resolutions, proclamations, mailings, assigned board tasks, filing, certificate of insurance, employee appreciation, and town gatherings, etc. Sarah is a native of Wilkes County.