The Cape Fear Council of Governments serves as a first response resource to all our local government members and especially those who are tasked with management of their organization. Both elected and appointed leadership has at its finger tips a career local government administrator with over thirty years of local government management experience to use as a sounding board for ideas, advice on any issues, or to use as a facilitator for executive retreats. The Finance Department is available to assist with local government finance questions.

Here is a list of typical Management Services:

  • Professional Administration
  • Confidential Management Consultation
  • Personnel and Human Resources including preparing personnel policy rewrites and Comparative Salary Studies
  • Grants Administration
  • Resource Development-grants
  • Strategic Planning / Budget Retreats
  • Conflict resolution / mitigation
  • Fiscal Control / Budgeting Consult
  • General local government administration consult
  • Utility asset management plans
  • Elected/appointed board training

Some of our current and recent projects/services include:

Brunswick County strategic plan facilitation (2016)
City of Boiling Spring Lakes salary study (2016-17)
City of Southport Asset Management Plan (2017-current)
Pender County salary study (2016-2017)
Town of Belville interim Town Administrator (2016)
Town of Brunswick Asset Management Plan (2016)
Town of Burgaw salary study (2017)
Town of Fair Bluff utility mapping (2017-current)
Town of Ocean Isle Beach salary study (2016)
Town of Shallotte Planning Board training (2016)
Town of Topsail Beach interim Town Manager (2016)
Town of Topsail Beach facility study (2017)

CFCOG staff have facilitated more local government board retreats than can be listed here.  We also recently conducted Planning Board or Board of Adjustment training for the following communities:

City of Boiling Spring Lakes Planning Board (2016)
Pender County Planning Board (2015)
Town of Bolton Planning Board (2016)
Town of Carolina Shores Planning Board & Board of Adjustment (2014)
Town of Calabash Planning Board training (2017)
Town of Holden Beach Planning Board (2014)
Town of Kure Beach Board of Adjustment (2014)
Town of Navassa Planning Board (2015)
Town of Oak Island Planning Board (2015)
Town of Oak Island Board of Adjustment (2014)
Town of St. James Planning Board (2015)
Town of Sunset Beach Planning Board (2015)
Town of Tabor City Planning Board (2016)

Additionally, the Cape Fear Council of Governments hosts quarterly forums for both managers and clerks that provide opportunities for networking, information about upcoming training seminars, and useful information about the Cape Fear Region.

Job Opening

The Town of Wallace, NC, (pop. 4000) is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for the position of Police Officer. Requires a minimum of two years of progressive law enforcement experience, a high school diploma or GED and completion of BLET and valid NC driver’s license. Work involves patrolling in a vehicle and on foot; responding to calls for assistance including complaints, suspicious activity and domestic disputes; investigating traffic accidents and issuing citations when appropriate, directing traffic; preparing detailed and through reports; and advising the public on laws and local ordinances Salary DOQ, excellent benefits. Submit application (available at and salary requirements to: Town of Wallace, 316 East Murray St., Wallace, NC 28466 or email [email protected] The Town of Wallace is an EEOC employer and does not discriminate against any qualified applicant.


Town Manager –The Town of Wallace (pop. 4,000+) is seeking an experienced leader for the position of Town Manager. Wallace has much to offer and is a wonderful place to live and work. The Town Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the town and implementing the ordinances, policies and budget as adopted by the Town Council.  The Town has a stable and experienced governing board with a progressive mindset.  Wallace is a full-service municipality with 9 Departments: 1) Police and emergency dispatch 2) Fire 3) Finance and tax collection 4) Public Services (Water, Sewer, Streets, Storm water and Building & Grounds) 5) Parks & Rec 6) Library 7)  Planning and Community Development 8)Airport and 9) Human Resources.  Wallace has just over 50 full-time employees and a FY 2017-2018 Budget of approximately 7.3 Million. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in local government management. Experience must be at the local government (town/city/county) department head level (assistant manager or manager preferred). An MPA or MBA degree is preferred. Salary will be negotiated based on experience, education and credentials.  The Town offers an excellent benefits package with insurance through the state health care plan.  To apply, submit to: Manager Search, 316 E. Murray St., Wallace, NC 28466.  Electronically to [email protected]   Cover letter and resumes may be submitted with application but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application. Open until filled but first review will begin January 31, 2018. The Town of Wallace is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chris May

Executive Director
(910) 395-4553

[email protected]