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Government Overview

H CH (4).jpgCurrituck County Government has a long tradition of responsible management and providing quality services to its citizens. It is County government that supplies water to our faucets, responds to life's emergencies, offers recreation opportunities, and guides us through our home-building process. These and the many other services that local government provides lends to an improved quality of life for current and future generations.

Commission-Manager Form of Government

Currituck County operates under a Commission-Manager form of local government. Elected officials -- Board of Commissioners -- are the community leaders and policy makers who establish a vision for the county. In 2008, Currituck County transitioned from a five-member Board of Commissioners to a seven-member board.

H CH (2).jpgThe Board of Commissioners employs a County Manager to carry out policy and ensure that all residents are being equitably served.

The County Manager serves as local government's chief executive officer and coordinates the work of department heads and other employees. An excellent county staff helps to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of services.

Currituck's County Manager is also responsible for leading budget preparation, directing day-to-day operations, hiring and firing personnel, and serving as the Commission's chief policy advisor.