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

Deputy Clerk - Town of Topsail Beach

The Town of Topsail Beach is seeking a self-motivated and detail oriented professional to serve as Deputy Town Clerk.  An employee in this position is an integral part of the Town’s leadership team and is expected to perform difficult administrative and clerical work in the maintenance of official municipal records and documents and in providing support services to the Town Manager and elected officials.  Additional work responsibilities may include assistance with public communications and Human Resources as well as similar activities.  The position reports to the Assistant Town Manager.

Graduation from a two-year college or university preferably with a degree in business, public administration, human resources management, or related field and considerable experience in a position involving office and personnel management, preferably in Local Government; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The Town provides a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; Local Government Employees Retirement System (LGERS) and 401K contribution; annual vacation and sick leave; paid holidays.

Please see the attached job advertisement and application for employment. To apply submit a Topsail Beach Employment Application to Topsail Beach, Attn: Deputy Clerk, 820 S. Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC 28445. Alternatively, application materials may be sent to Christina Burke, Assistant Town Manager/Town Clerk, at  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications but are encouraged. The probationary salary for the position is listed as $45,427 DOQ, and the salary range is $47,698 - $70,412.


Allen Serkin

Executive Director
(910) 395-4553