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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 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 | zkyle@salisburync.gov

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

Graham Corriher

CITY ATTORNEY

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 | Graham.Corriher@salisburync.gov

Kelly Baker

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR

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 | kbake@salisburync.gov

Anne Little

HUMAN RELATIONS MANAGER

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 | Anne.Little@salisburync.gov

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Connie Snyder

SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

Connie Snyder

Connie Snyder is the senior administrative specialist in the City Manager’s office and is responsible for the administrative functions for the Administration team . Snyder has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and  is in the process of completing her Paralegal Technology Certification from ForsythTech Community College.

(704) 638-5234 | csnyd@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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An open government strategy significantly benefits the City by enhancing civic engagement, improving policy, and enhancing the City’s ability to manage its operations.

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City Leadership

Organization Chart

City Manager
W. Lane Bailey
Phone: (704) 638-5234
Email: lbail@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145-0479​ ​

Assistant City
Manager
Zack Kyle
Phone: (704) 638-5229
Email: zkyle@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145-0479​ ​

Administrative
Services Director
Kelly Baker
Phone: (704) 638-5233
Email: kbake@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145-0479​
Department: Administration

City Clerk
Diane Gilmore
Phone: (704) 638-5224
Email: dgilm@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145-0479​
Department: Administration

Communications
Director
Linda M. McElroy
Phone: (704) 638-4460
Email: lmcel@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: 217 South Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144​
Department: Communications

Downtown Development
Director
Larissa Harper
Phone: (704) 637-7814
Email: larissa.harper@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: 217 South Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144​
Department: Downtown Development

Finance Director
Shannon Moore
Phone: (704) 216-8026
Email: smoor@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145-0479
Department: Financial Services

Human Resources
Director
Ruth C. Kennerly
Phone: (704) 638-2168
Email: rchap@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145-0479
Department: Human Resources

City Engineer
Wendy G. Brindle
Phone: (704) 638-5201
Email: wbrin@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145-0479
Department: Engineering

Community Planning
Services Director
Hannah Jacobson
Phone: (704) 638-5230
Email: hannah.jacobson@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145-0479
Department: Community Planning Services

Fire Chief
Robert A. Parnell
Phone: (704) 638-4464
Email: bparn@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: 514 East Innes St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Department: Fire

Police Chief
Jerome P. Stokes
Phone: (704) 638-2133
Email: jstok@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: ​130 East Liberty St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Department: Police

Public Services
Director
Tony Cinquemani
Phone: (704) 638-2078
Email: tcinq@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: ​519 North Fulton St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Department: Public Services

Utilities Director
James D. Behmer
Phone: (704) 638-5202
Email: jbehm@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: ​PO Box 479
Salisbury, North Carolina 28145
Department: Salisbury-Rowan Utilities

Transit Director
Rodney L. Harrison
Phone: (704) 638-4498
Email: rharr@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: ​PO Box 479
Salisbury, North Carolina 28145
Department: Transit

Parks and Recreation
Director
Nick Aceves
Phone: (704) 638-5299
Email: nacev@salisburync.gov​​
Mail: ​217 South Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Department: Parks and Recreation

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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