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David P. Hodgkins

The general administration functions of the Town are carried out by the Town Manager, which serves as the chief executive officer for the Town under the Council/Manager form of government and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners. In addition, the Manager is responsible for the operation of the Town departments and for the appointment of all employees.

As Budget Officer, the Town Manager prepares and submits a recommended annual budget to the Board of Commissioners for their consideration each year. In addition, the Manager recommends policies and programs to the Board of Commissioners throughout the year to address community needs.

Contact Information

Phone: (252) 753-6700 
Fax: (252) 753-2963


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia
M.A. Degree in Political Science (1985)
Concentration in Public Administration

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.S. Degree in Administration of Criminal Justice (1982)

UNC School of Government

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Municipal Administration Course (1986)
County Administration Course (1994)
Courses in Budgeting and Finance, Personnel Administration, Land Use Planning (1985 – 2005)

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Washington, DC
Credentialed Manager Designation (2008 – Present)

Professional Affiliations

  • Full Member, International City Management Association (ICMA)
  • Full Member, NC City/County Management Association (NCCCMA)
  • NCCCMA Civic Education Committee
  • NCCCMA Membership Support Committee
  • NCLM General Government Legislative Committee