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.
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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.
In September 2020, the Board of Commissioners and staff met for a three-day visioning process, with the purpose of developing a five-year strategic work plan with annual updates. The idea was to build upon Nags Head's mission, shared values, and legacy. Previously, the Board had adopted the following community goals:
With those community goals as a baseline, the Board and staff investigated the foreseeable future and imagined what it would take for the Town to be its best. This resulted in three areas of focus.