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The City Manager serves as the chief executive officer for the City. The Manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City and implementation of the goals established by City Council.


W. Lane Bailey

W. Lane Bailey was appointed City Manager of the City of Salisbury February 18, 2015. He is an established manager with 25 years of local government experience having served seven years as a County Manager and over 14 years as a municipal manager.

Mr. Bailey holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University. He is a member of the International City County Management Association, and a member and past president of the North Carolina City County Management Association. He was named the NC Society of Certified Managers Public Manager of the Year in 2009.

(704) 638-5228 |

The Assistant City Manager serves as the secondary executive officer for the City. The Assistant City Manager is hired by the City Manager and is responsible for assisting the City Manager in the day-to-day operations of the City and implementation of the goals established by City Council.


Zack Kyle

Zack Kyle was hired as the director of human resources by the City of Salisbury in 2009. He has more than 30 years of experience in local government with the cities of Galax and Radford, Virginia. His professional achievements with the City of Salisbury include implementation of a new classification and compensation plan for employees, updates to the employee performance review process, expansion of the Summer Youth Employment program and establishment of a pilot career days program for middle school students.

As Assistant City Manager, Kyle oversees the planning, parks and recreation, human resources, public services, engineering, transit, and downtown development departments, and advises on special projects with the city manager.

Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Radford University. He is a 2008 LEAD Graduate from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, a 2010 graduate of Leadership Rowan, and a 2011 graduate from the University of North Carolina’s School of Government Municipal Administration Course. Also graduated from PLEA at N.C. School of Government at UNC in 2012.

Professional affiliations include past membership in the Virginia Municipal League Human Resources Advisory Committee and the New River Planning Districts HOME Consortium Board. In addition, he has served as Vice President of the Montgomery, Radford, Floyd United Way and has served the past two years on the Allocation Panel for the Rowan County United Way. Kyle was a past board member for Main Street Radford and is a current board member of the North Carolina Personnel Association. He became a credentialed manager thru ICMA in 2017. He was recently honored for 30 years of service at ICMA, and has served as a past N.C. ICMA board member.

(704) 638-5229 |

The City Attorney serves as a full-time attorney to manage legal matters in the city.

Graham Corriher


Graham Corriher

Corriher, a Rowan County native, is an honors graduate of N.C. State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. At UNC, he was a Chancellors’ Scholar, a member of the Broun National Trial Team, and articles and notes editor for the law school’s First Amendment Law Review. Prior to attending UNC, he was a social studies teacher at North Rowan High School.

He began his law career with Tharrington Smith, LLP, in Raleigh. In 2014, he moved back to Salisbury, joining Koontz, Smith, & Corriher, as a staff attorney. Corriher has been a partner with The Woodson Firm since 2015. He has previously performed contract work on the city’s behalf.

(704) 638-5309 |

Kelly Baker


Kelly Baker

Kelly Baker is the Administrative Services Director. Baker, who joined the city in 2003, has over 25 years of local government experience. Her current responsibilities include serving as the central citizen, legislative and government affairs staff member; coordinating citizen participation programs and projects; and facilitating, monitoring and tracking the outcomes and goals adopted by City Council. Baker holds a bachelor’s degree from Catawba College.

(704) 638-5233 |

Anne Little


Anne Little

Anne Little is the Salisbury’s Human Relations Manager. In this role, she plans community affairs programming and directs activities to maintain and improve community relations.

Prior to her position with the City, Little served as an adjunct instructor and coordinator of community education centers for Davidson County Community College (DCCC) in Lexington. There she oversaw DCCC’s Thomasville and Lexington Education Centers, leading community engagement, working with partner agencies on training and collaboration initiatives, and identifying and coordinating continuing education classes to meet community residents’ needs.

Prior to her work with DCCC, Little also served as a consultant with various government, public affairs and social concerns groups, as well as positions with the NCAA and Livingstone College. Little, a Salisbury native, holds a bachelor’s degree from Livingstone College.

(704) 638-5218 |

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132 North Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

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217 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 638-5224

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Community Action Planning

In order to reach our shared community goals, the City of Salisbury implemented the Community Action Planning program. Over 20 stakeholders were asked to assist in goal development and identified the following four areas of focus to move Salisbury forward:

Public Safety: Safer neighborhoods and healthier communities

Opportunities for Children and Youth: Increased high school graduation rate

Improved Community Relations: With the City and Law Enforcement

Workforce Development: Improved employment opportunities

Residents and community stakeholders are encouraged to continue to be part of the ongoing process, sign up to be on an action team and attend future sessions.

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