City Manager

The City Manager is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the city government. The Manager is appointed by the City Council, and is responsible for implementing the policies of the Council. The City Manager Department is comprised of the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Executive Assistant (City Clerk), Public Information Officer, and an Administrative Specialist.

City Manager Sally Sandy was appointed by the Council in 1998, and is Morganton's first female City Manager. Prior to serving as the the city manager, Sandy worked as the City's Finance Director.

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Sally Sandy
City Manager

The City of Morganton Local Government is organized into 13 departments including the City Manager's Department. Department Directors report to the City Manager; the City Manager reports to the City Council; and the City Council reports to the citizens of Morganton. The City Council appoints the City Manager and the City Attorney. The City Manager is responsible for hiring all other city employees.

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The City Manager's office is located on the second floor of Morganton City Hall.

828-438-5228

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Location
Second Floor, City Hall
305 E. Union St.
Suite A100
Morganton, NC 28655

Mailing Address
City of Morganton
City Manager's Office
PO Box 3448
Morganton, NC 28680-3448

Sally Sandy
City Manager

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Lisa Baker
Administrative Specialist
828-438-5226
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Joshua Harris
Public Information Officer
828-432-2516
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Sonja Marston
Assistant City Manager
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Kelly Russell
Executive Assistant
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The Assistant City Manager serves as the primary contact and coordinator for economic development in the City of Morganton. The Assistant City Manager works with the City Manager, Development and Design Services Director, Main Street Department, and several county agencies to recruit and promote business development in the City.

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The Public Information Office is responsible for sharing information about city government and services with local citizens and the public in general. The Public Information Officer uses a variety of methods to spread the word about the City events, programs, and services including news releases, the city newsletter, utility bills, social media sites, and the city website. The goal of the Public Information Office is to promote city services and events, release government news and information to the public, and answer questions about local government in Morganton.

News Releases are written and distributed by the Public Information Officer. For questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 828-432-2516.

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Morganton Matters is a newsletter published every two months and mailed to all Morganton residents who receive a City utility bill. The city mails about 12,500 utility bills a month. The newsletter provides a great opportunity to communicate directly with residents and let our citizens know what's happening in their community. If you didn't receive the latest newsletter, you can download the latest edition below or pick up a copy at City Hall. 

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305 E. Union St. Ste A100
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