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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.

CITY MANAGER

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 | lbail@salisburync.gov

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.

ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER

Zack Kyle

Zack Kyle was hired as the Director of Human Resources by the City of Salisbury in 2009. He has more than thirty 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 and human resources 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 NC school of government 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 July. Today honored for 30 years of service at ICMA and served as a past NC board member.

(704) 638-5229 | zkyle@salisburync.gov

Contact Us

City Manager's Office:
132 North Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

City Clerk's Office:
217 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

adminteam@salisburync.gov
(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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