The Town of Long View (population 5,088) is currently seeking energetic, results-oriented,
forward-thinking candidates for the position of Town Manager. Long View is a town dedicated
to small-town values and a great quality of life. The town is well positioned along Interstate 40
and U.S. Highway 70 and is also uniquely situated in both Catawba and Burke Counties. Ample
opportunities for recreation, shopping, and dining in the region make the town an ideal place to
work and call home. Long View is but an hour drive south of Boone, an hour east of Asheville, an
hour southwest of Winston-Salem and an hour drive northwest of Charlotte. Long View is also
positioned a few blocks from the forthcoming Hickory Campus of Appalachian State University,
stimulating a transformative effect for the town and the region. Nearby assets include the Hickory
Regional Airport and the minor league baseball team, Hickory Crawdads.
The Town Manager is responsible for the town’s day-to-day operations with 43 full-time, one
part-time, eight volunteer firefighters, and five reserve police officers. Employees span five
departments, including Finance, Fire, Police, Planning, and Public Works. The FY22-23 general
fund budget is $4,257,318, utility fund budget is $2,120,005 and the Powell Bill fund budget is
The hiring salary range is $100,000 - $123,000, depending on qualifications, with a full benefits
package. The position is open until filled with a first consideration date of September 15, 2022.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, WPCOG application form, and references to WPCOG
Executive Director Anthony Starr at PO Box 9026, Hickory, NC 28603. Electronic submission of
applications via email at [email protected] is encouraged. Candidates will be subject to
an interview process. The Town of Long View is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Town Manager must be able to relate well to the community and staff and partner with the
council to carry out the strategic priorities of the community. Future initiates include economic
development, main street planning, utility extensions, and neighborhood redevelopment. The
position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation with a
Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree (preferred) in public administration or related field and 3-5
years of local government manager or department head experience.