County Manager

Governmental Center in Downtown Concord

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The County Manager is appointed by and responsible to the Board of Commissioners, and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Cabarrus County Government.

The County Manager’s Office oversees County operations and helps residents understand the business of County Government by:

  • Overseeing administration of all County departments under the general control of the Board of County Commissioners
  • Preparing the annual budget, the five-year financial and capital improvement plans and overseeing all county expenditures
  • Serving as a liaison to the public, County departments (except departments under Board of Commissioners control, which includes the Cabarrus Health Alliance, Register of Deeds, Board of Elections and Sheriff’s Office), and between the county, state and federal agencies
  • Provides policy advice and implements the policies established by the Board of Commissioners

A Deputy County Manager and two Assistant County Managers assist the County Manager in performing these duties.

ARPA Dashboard

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package aimed to help the country’s economy. The goal was to return to pre-COVID strength. Cabarrus County got awarded $42,043,458 of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). The money will provide support for households, small businesses and communities. Especially those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This ARPA OpenGov Dashboard provides a breakdown of each funding category. For the sake of transparency, this dashboard will be updated continuously. Updates will include key performance indicator data and additional program information.

Strategic Plan Dashboard

The County’s Strategic Plan was adopted in December 2019. It provides guidance for the Board of Commissioners and County staff to work towards and meet the same goals and objectives as broken out into the following five priorities:

Five Priorities

  • Healthy and Safe Community
  • Transparent and Accountable Government
  • Culture and Recreation
  • Thriving Economy
  • Sustainable Development

Each strategic priority is accompanied by more defined goals and objectives. County staff measure performance related to these goals and objectives each year. 

View the County's Goals, Objectives, and Performance Measures

FY22 Major Accomplishments

  • Prepared and presented the FY 2023 Budget
  • The FY 2021-2022 Annual Budget received the Distinguished Budget Presentation award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 24th consecutive year
  • Continued construction of the County’s new courthouse, which will transform downtown Concord

FY23 Major Challenges and Trends

  • To meet the fiscal demands (capital and current expense) of a rapidly growing community and all of its needs while maintaining a responsible tax rate. This will continue to be a greater challenge without bringing in additional revenues such as: ad valorem taxes, sales taxes, state school bonds, etc.
  • Capital needs for our schools and general County government continue to increase annually. Continue to encourage legislators to support state-wide school funding.
  • To provide appropriate funding for our schools to meet their current expense, facility maintenance and repair and capital needs

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