As the organization’s chief executive officer, the town manager is responsible for implementing the policies set forth by Nags Head’s Board of Commissioners and exercises management responsibility over all operational staff and departments. The town manager recommends the annual budget and ensures that all local, state and federal laws and regulations are met. The Board appoints the town manager.
Under North Carolina’s council-manager form of administration, the citizens of Nags Head elect a four-member Board of Commissioners and a mayor. The Board creates a vision for the community by setting the broad policies, goals, and direction of the government including adopting necessary laws.
The Town's Strategic Plan serves as our community's roadmap and is used to prioritize initiatives, resources, goals, and department operations and projects. A big-picture document, the Plan directs efforts and resources toward a clearly defined mission and vision.
The Plan's foundation lies in the collective wisdom of our residents. In addition to reviewing strategic guidance from prior plans, we actively seek community input to understand the needs, concerns, and aspirations for the town's future.
A community survey conducted in the summer of 2023 provided insights that played a pivotal role in shaping the strategic priorities outlined in the Strategic Plan adopted by our Board of Commissioners February 7, 2024.