The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council for an indefinite term. The Manager serves as Chief Administrative Officer of the City and is responsible for carrying

out the policies of the City and Ordinances adopted by the City Council.

As Chief Administrative Officer, the manager is empowered to:

  • make all personnel appointments
  • supervise the work of all City departments
  • enforce the laws and Ordinances of the City
  • supervise preparation of the annual operating budget for Council approval
  • conduct day to day business of the City

The Manager attends all meetings of the City Council and is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council as may be deemed necessary or expedient for the benefit of the public.

The Manager also makes reports to the Council from time to time about the affairs of the City and keeps the Council fully advised of the City’s financial condition and future financial needs. The City Manager’s office is located in City Hall at 300 South Washington Street.  Office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Contact Information:

Rick Howell
City Manager
300 South Washington Street
PO Box 207
Shelby, NC 28151-0207
Phone: 704 484-6801 (City Administration)

Carol Williams
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 704-484-6801 (City Administration)