The Town Manager for Lake Lure is Chris Braund. He has been in the position since 2009.
Town managers are appointed by the elected Town Council to serve the council and the community. Professional managers bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body.
Council members and citizens count on the manager to provide complete and objective information, the pros and cons of alternatives and long‑term consequences. The manager makes recommendations to the council, but the council may or may not adopt them and may modify the recommendations. Town managers are bound by whatever action that Town Council takes.
The manager oversees day-to-day operations and executes laws and policies, established by the Council. The town manager also ensures that the entire community is being served, not just one segment over another. The manager coordinates the work of department heads and other employees, who help ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of services. By building public/private partnerships, managers target all of a community's resources to solve current challenges.
Primary Responsibilities of the Town Manager:
The following departments serve under the supervision of the town manager: