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 Opportunity ~ Finance Director

June 26, 2018

Exciting Opportunity!  The Village of Bald Head Island is seeking a Finance Director to come be a part of a motivated, supportive and successful team.  Bald Head Island is an incorporated village on the east side of the Cape Fear River in South Eastern Brunswick County, NC.   Bald Head Island is only accessible by ferry and is enjoyed for its beautiful beaches and maritime forest.

The Finance Director works under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages and provides direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Finance Department and functions including; general accounting, payroll, purchasing operations, risk management, budgetary accounting, assisting with operating and capital budgeting and overall budget administration.  In addition, the Finance Director works with auditors during the annual audit and maintain the financial system.

Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in accounting or business and considerable experience in public finance administration including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Prefer Finance Officer Certification from the School of Government and/or CPA.  Applicant must pass a background check and be bondable.  Salary range is $61,808 - $77,261 dependent on qualifications.

To apply; submit a completed application, resume and cover letter to:  Village of Bald Head Island, Human Resources, PO Box 3009, Bald Head Island NC  28461.  Applications are available at  Position open until filled.  The Village of Bald Head Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertising Sites:

VBHI website



Town Planner

Category:  Management


The Town of Wallace, a growing community located in Duplin and Pender County is seeking an experienced individual to join our team as the Town's next Planning Director.  Wallace and the surrounding Coastal Plains region of North Carolina offer an appealing quality of life that provides something for everyone. Wallace is a commercial and industrial hub located in Southern Duplin County, and a thriving town full of historical charm with a growing population over 3,800.

The successful candidate will perform technical, professional and management work planning, organizing, and directing the planned development for the Town. An exciting opportunity exists to enhance the Town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Unified Development Ordinance; community and economic development and code enforcement. This position will require above average abilities to build interpersonal relationships, manage multiple projects with competing deadlines in a fast - paced environment, exhibit excellent oral and written communications, demonstrate grant management capabilities, and a broad working knowledge of planning and economic development activities.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university, with a preference of major course work in urban and regional planning, landscape architecture, public administration, business administration, geography or related field is a minimum requirement. A minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience in a Planning and Code Enforcement field is required, in addition to some experience in grant management, historic preservation and economic development. CZO certification is desired. North Carolina planning experience preferred, but not required.

Must possess a valid NC driver’s license and ability to work flexible hours, including substantial evening meetings as needed. The successful applicant must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen, background investigation, and credit check. Hiring range: $50,000 $55,000, with excellent benefits package including 401-k contribution, LGERS membership, paid medical, dental and life insurance, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. A a copy of the job description may be requested at: [email protected] . Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, application, and resume. Open until filled.

Applications may be downloaded online at:

Mailed packets should be sent to:

Town of Wallace

Attention:  Jackie Nicholson, HR Director

316 East Murray Street

Wallace, North Carolina 28466

Chris May

Executive Director
(910) 395-4553

[email protected]