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City Manager's Office

Brian Hiatt


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. Brian Hiatt

Salisbury City Council appointed W. Brian Hiatt as interim city manager on a part-time basis as the locality begins its permanent manager search. Hiatt retired as the city manager of Concord in spring 2018, and subsequently served as Salisbury’s interim community planning director for five months. 

Hiatt holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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City Clerk's Office

The City Clerk's Office provides services that connect citizens to their government and maintains a recorded history of government actions. These services include City Council assistance, records management and research, boards and commissions, Citizen's Academy and customer service to both internal and external customers.

The City Clerk's office maintains and preserves the permanent and legal records of the City, which includes all minutes and agendas of Council meetings, ordinances, resolutions, contracts and all other documents required by law. All records are maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Records Retention and Disposition Schedule maintained by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History. The City Clerk also coordinates and maintains appointments to the City’s Boards and Commission​s.

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

City Clerk's Office:
217 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
(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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The City Clerk's Office provides support to the City Council by managing their processes and helping with meetings.


All meetings of City Council are open to the public, and convene at City Hall on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

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The City Council is the governing body of the City of Salisbury. The Council is comprised of five members who are elected on a nonpartisan basis for two-year terms.

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All meetings of City Council have agendas prepared and available to the public in advance. Also, minutes from every meeting are posted for public access afterwards.

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Recent News

Salisbury's City Manager installed as Vice President of ICMA

ICMA is the International City/County Management Association

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W. Lane Bailey, city manager, Salisbury, North Carolina, was installed today as Southeast Regional Vice President of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, during the organization’s 103rd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. He was elected for the three-year term on June 23.

New job roles introduced to Salisbury administration

Positions will replace assistant city manager, public safety recruiter

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With the upcoming retirement of Assistant City Manager John Sofley, and a department change for a former human resources employee, Salisbury management will fill the two vacant positions with revised job titles and responsibilities. A full-time city attorney and a human relations manager will join the team in the latter part of 2017.

Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander hosts “PLAY BALL SUMMER” youth program in partnership with Major League Baseball

Nationwide initiative to provide play opportunities to youth in communities across America

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Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander will host a free baseball and softball camp for local youth at Catawba College, Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) continued support of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) “PLAY BALL SUMMER” initiative.

Municipal Code

The Municipal Code constitutes a complete recodification of the general and permanent ordinances of the City of Salisbury, North Carolina. This online document has chapters that have been conveniently arranged in alphabetical order and the various sections within each chapter have been catchlined to facilitate usage. A table listing the state law citations and setting forth their location within the Code is included at the back of the Code.

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Get involved in your local government!

The City of Salisbury has 13 active, standing boards and commissions created and appointed by Salisbury City Council.

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Citizen's Academy

The City of Salisbury wants you!

You are invited to an inside look at your city government as an member of the this year's Salisbury Citizens Academy.

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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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