Department Overview

The Department of Administration is responsible for the administration, management, and coordination of Town government. The Department is comprised of two primary functional areas: Town Administrator and Town Clerk. The Department also consists of  Front Office - Customer Service. The Department also houses two agencies: Economic Development Commission (EDC) and Emergency Management Agency (EMA).


Department Duties

Carolina Shores operates under the Council/Mayor form of government.  Under this form, the Department of Administration has the following primary duties:

  • Carry out the policies established by the Board of Commissioners
  • Prepare and administer the operating budget
  • Oversee Town Services including constituent divisions and agencies
  • Provide the Board with recommendations and various policy options for consideration
  • Serve as a liaison between the Board of Commissioners and the public and other boards and commissions
  • Serves as the personnel office
  • Serves as the Economic Development Commission
  • Serves as the Emergency Management Agency
  • Prepares the agenda and agenda packet for all Board of Commissioners' meetings
  • Serves as Town Clerk for the keeping of all records concerning the Board of Commissioners and appointed boards and committees


Department Staff

Chad Hicks, Town Administrator

Nicole Hewett, Assistant Town Administrator/Town Clerk


Contact Us

Telephone   910-575-4877

Fax             910-575-4812