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LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

County Government

Counties:100

County Seat: Town or city where county government conducts business (like a state's capital city)

Governing Body: County Board of Commissioners - elected by citizens of county; serve 2-4 year terms; 2-7 member board


 

Municipal Government

Municipal governments are city or town governments. There are two forms of municipal government in North Carolina: mayor-council and council-manager.

Mayor-Council Form
Mayor: represents the city or town
Council: makes laws for the city

Council-Manager Form
Council: makes plans for the city; appoints a city manager
City Manager: manages all city services; appoints department heads


For more information on county and municipal governments, contact:
NC League of Municipalities
PO Box 3069
Raleigh, NC 27602-3069
919.715.4000

 

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