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.


Employment Opportunity

Posting Date: August 7, 2023

Town of Navassa: Administrative Assistant

SALARY: $30,000-$35,000 based on qualifications + Benefits

DUTIES:  The Town of Navassa is seeking an individual to provide administrative support and a backup role for Town Clerk. Assist with the preparation of all public meetings and with custodial duties for all public records. Serves as a primary point of contact for the Town Administration team. Provides support to Town Administrator, Clerk and Staff.

REQUIREMENTS:  Knowledge of standard office practices, strong attention to detail and advanced organizational skills. Ability to attend meetings after hours as required. Through knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to master other software applications. Requires a minimum of an associate degree in public or business administration.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

Interested Candidates, please email a cover letter and resume to


Posting Date: June 6, 2023

Town of Navassa:  Chief of Police

The Town of Navassa seeks an experienced and ethical law enforcement officer to be the next police chief. The ideal candidate must be a strong, team oriented leader that promotes trust among all levels of the department and the community, the ideal  candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, seven years of experience in police work 3 years of which must be equivalent to Police Sergeant or higher, certification as a law enforcement officer in accordance with the North Carolina Criminal Justice education and training standards commission, must possess a valid NC Operator’s License. The Police Chief must have the ability to develop and enforce policies, procedures, and regulations of the department, must be committed to staff development and healthy employee relations, experience in recruiting, hiring, and training new law enforcement officers, experience with financial management, budget preparation, and fiscal control of a municipal police department, develop and improve records systems and legal documents that provides for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of police department operations, ability to cooperate other Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, ability to direct and oversee the investigations of both minor and major crimes. Must be able to exercise sound judgement, perform well under pressure, and meet deadlines.

Contact: Interested candidates please email a cover letter and current resume to:

Closing Date: Open until Filled.


Posting Date: July 5, 2023

Town of Navassa: Police Officers/Full-Time positions & Part-time positions

SALARY: Maximums are up to $37,500-$40,000 + Benefits

DUTIES: The Town of Navassa is seeking to fill the position of Police Officer. This position independently performs a full range of law enforcement duties including but not limited to the areas of community policing, traffic, investigation, crime prevention and assessment, domestic disturbance calls, the arrest and process of criminal suspects, preparing required reports and patrol duties.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum-Must have completed NC BLET and be certified as a NC law enforcement officer; have high school diploma/GED; be at least 21 years of age; have or be able to obtain a NC driver’s license; have not committed or been convicted of any felony or serious misdemeanors; have not been convicted of driving while impaired during the preceding five years; be in good physical health; be a US citizen; have an honorable military discharge (1-A), if applicable.

Applicants must also successfully complete a comprehensive hiring process which includes application completion, oral review board and an extensive background investigation consisting of medical exam, drug screening, polygraph test and psychological exam. The psychological and polygraph tests may be waived for candidates currently sworn in North Carolina with a municipality or other company policy agency. The Town of Navassa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

CONTACT: Interested applicants are asked to email resumes to the Town Clerk at

Allen Serkin

Executive Director
(910) 395-4553