Town of Lake Waccamaw, population 1,466, is seeking a Town Manager, as the current manager has announced retirement this summer. In 2017 the Town was named by a national publication as the sixth best small town on a lake in the USA. Located on the shores of North Carolina’s natural lake, the Town is located 35 miles west of Wilmington and 60 miles North of Myrtle Beach, SC.

The Town operates as a Council Manager form of government and is governed by a Mayor and Board of Commissioners who are elected on four-year staggered terms.

The Town has a $2 million operating budget, 14 full-time employees and recently received a $1.2 million low interest loan to construct two new wells that will enhance the water system capacity for residential and firefighting purposes. The municipality also received a $189,721 PARTF grant to turn 27.8 acres of donated land in Elizabeth Brinkley Park into a multi-purpose park, complementing the existing facility.

Requirements for the position include: Bachelor’s degree in administration or related field, strong oral and written communication skills, grant writing and administrative experience, understanding of budgeting, finance, personnel law, planning and zoning enforcement in NC and demonstrated leadership skills. Municipal residency is required.

Please send resume, 5 references and salary history to: Town Manager Search Committee, P.O. Box 145, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.

Application deadline is 5:00 pm on June 15, 2018.

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The Town of Lake Waccamaw is….

a small southern community located on the shores of the largest natural fresh water lake in North Carolina.

The Town

Established 1911.

The Town

Area – 3.5 square miles
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Columbus
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)

The People

Friendly and Warm

The People

Population – 1484
Males: 700 (47.2%)
Females: 784 (52.8%)
Median resident age: 50.4 years

The Lake

A Natural Prehistoric Lake

The Lake

Lake Waccamaw, located in southeastern North Carolina. There is fourteen miles of shoreline and covers nine thousand acres.

The Wildlife

Abundant Wildlife


The Lake wildlife has Fish, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and more!

A traveler in 1733, upon seeing Lake Waccamaw, stated ,  “This is the pleasantest place that I ever saw in my life”.

The Town of Lake Waccamaw and the East Columbus Fire District ratings of 4 officially go into effect today. It is the homeowners responsibility to notify their insurance carrier of the new rating. If you need a copy of the notification letter for your insurance company, you may copy the letter from this website or stop by Town Hall to pick one up. Please make it a point to thank Chief Gore , his wife Anne and our volunteer firefighters for a job well done.


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