The Town of Valdese operates under a council-manager form of government. The Mayor and Council are responsible for making policy decisions for the community. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out those decisions, as well as providing vision and leadership to the organization and for overseeing the daily operations of City government.
Town Manager Seth Eckard began his new role on July 1, 2015.
The Town's Administrative Offices are responsible for a variety of financial and clerical duties necessary to ensure the smooth operation of Valdese. The administrative staff assists the Town Manager with such daily activities as collecting water, sewer, and tax bills and handling daily questions and complaints from citizens. It is also responsible for keeping track of financial matters for the Manager, Town Council and Town Departments.

Valdese Mission Statement: The Town of Valdese welcomes growth and diversity to enhance, while preserving, our existing neighborhoods, natural amenities and rich history for current residents and future generations.
To meet the Mayor and Town Council, click here.



Seth Eckard
Valdese Town Manager

Jessica Lail
Town Clerk/Human Resources Director
Fax: 888-798-1022

Larry Johnson
Planning Director

Finance Department

Bo Weichel
Assistant Manager/CFO

Kimberly Cline
Tax Collector/Payroll 

Angel Mitchell
Accounting Technician

For the full Department Directory follow this link. 

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