The Administration Department is made of up the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Clerk, Budget and Management Analyst, Human Resources and the Public Information Officer.
The Administration department serves all departments and the City Council.
Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes
The City Manager is John Connet. John has a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Carolina University and Master of Public Administration from Appalachian State University. John is a member of the International City/County Manager Association and the North Carolina City/County Manager Association.
Assistant City Manager
The Assistant City Manager is Brian Pahle. He is responsible for assisting the City Manager with the development of the annual budget and with a variety of special and multi-departmental projects and represents the City at local and intergovernmental meetings. He consults and advises department heads in areas of budget and fiscal management, personnel and staffing issues, purchasing and other administrative actions as requested. In addition, he provides technical advice and guidance to the Manager and Council.
The City Clerk is Tammie Drake. The City Clerk serves as a direct link between the citizens of the community and their government. Duties of the City Clerk include: assists in the preparation of the agenda andorganizing meetings of the City Council, serves as custodian of City records, ordinances, resolutions, policies, etc., responds to requests for information from citizens, businesses, media and other agencies, maintains information on all the boards and commissions appointed by the City Council. The Clerk records today's events for tomorrow's history.
See Board Information for information concerning boards and commissions.
Budget and Management Analyst
The Budget and Management Analyst is Adam Murr. He performs advanced professional work in the preparation and administration of the City's operating and capital budgets. Work includes a variety of budgeting tasks involving statistical financial reports, budgetary accounting, generating spread sheets and graphics on fiscal matters, generating a variety of records and financial reports, and performing related fiscal duties.
The Human Resources Director is Jennifer Harrell.
The Human Resources Coordinator is Lu Ann Welter. She coordinates the employee wellness program, the safety program, and the customer service excellence program.
Public Information Officer
The Public Information Officer is Tara Ledbetter.