Administration (Town Manager)

Lake Lure's Town Manager, Shannon Baldwin

Phone: 828-625-9983, Ext. 101 


The Town of Lake Lure operates under NC General Statutes - Chapter 160A Article 7, Administration of Council-Manager Municipalities.

Shannon Baldwin is the Town Manager (chief administrator) of the town appointed in accordance with NC General Statutes. He is responsible to the Town Council for administering all municipal affairs placed in his charge, and has the following duties:

  Appoints and, and when necessary, suspends or removes town employees in accordance with general personnel rules, regulations, policies, or ordinances, as Town Council may adopt.

  Directs and supervises the administration of all departments, offices, and agencies of the town, subject to the general direction and control of the Town Council, except as otherwise provided by law.

  Attends meeting of Town Council and recommends any measures that he deems expedient to Town Council.

  Ensures laws of the State, the town charter, and the ordinances, resolutions, and regulations of the Town Council are faithfully executed within the Town.

  Oversees preparation of the annual budget and capital program for the Town Council.

  Submits to the Town Council and makes available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the town as of the end of the fiscal year.

  Makes any other reports that the Town Council may require concerning the operations of town departments, offices, and agencies subject to his direction and control.

The Town Manager, Town Attorney, Town Clerk, and Finance Director are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of Town Council.  All other employees are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Town Manager.  Day to day, the Town Council prefers the Finance Director and Town Clerk report to the Town Manager.

In addition to overseeing administrative functions of town operations, the Town Manager supervises the following departments through Department Directors/Chiefs:

  • Community Development
  • Dam & Hydroelectric
  • Finance
  • Fire
  • Police
  • Parks, Recreation and Lake
  • Public Works (Water, Sewer, Streets, Garbage Collection)