Manager’s Office

All city operations are managed through the City Manager’s Office; The City Manager’s Office, considered a city department for administrative & budget purposes, includes the City Manager, an Assistant City Manager, City Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Assistant to the City Manager and Public Information Officer.

Interim City Manager

Matthew Livingston

The City Manager is the chief administrator of the city. He [or she] is responsible to the council for administering all municipal affairs placed in his [or her] charge by them, and shall appoint and suspend or remove all city officers and employees not elected by the people, and whose appointment or removal is not otherwise provided for by law, except the city attorney, in accordance with general personnel rules, regulations, policies, or ordinances as the council may adopt.

Interim Assistant City Manager

The Assistant City Manager serves as a member of the City’s leadership team, working together with the City Manager and City Council on the strategic direction of the City. The Assistant City Manager helps to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Office of the City Manager, develop and implement policies, programs and legislation to achieve Council goals and helps develop and implement strategic initiatives related to the overall organizational effectiveness of the City.

Kelly Arnold

City Clerk

Laura Getz

The City Clerk’s primary responsibility is to maintain permanent records of the City of Goldsboro including all minutes of the City Council, ordinances and resolutions adopted by Council and contracts.The Clerk attends Council meetings, transcribes minutes and prepares them for permanent record, as well as providing administrative support to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and Assistant City Manager. In addition, the Clerk is responsible for giving proper notice of Council meetings, assisting with agenda preparation, certifying documents and codifying the City Code.

Deputy City Clerk

The Deputy Clerk has the authority to exercise and perform powers and duties of the City Clerk in the City Clerk’s absence. The Deputy City Clerk is responsible for assisting and supporting the City Clerk in a variety of administrative support activities. Work involves assisting with the maintenance of official City documents and assisting the City Clerk in indexing, filing and safekeeping of all Council proceedings in accordance with general statutes and local ordinances. The Deputy City Clerk also provides administrative support for the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Clerk, Mayor and Council.

Holly Jones

Assistant to the City Manager

Octavius Murphy

The Assistant to the City Manager plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of City departments with emphasis in governmental relations including training, counseling and research; oversees and directs the coordination of assigned special projects with other City departments and outside agencies; and provides responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.

Public Information Officer

The Public Information Officer is responsible for the communication efforts of the City of Goldsboro and works toward building and maintaining a system of providing accurate, consistent and timely information sharing with the public. The Public Information Officer is responsible for managing the overall communications program for the City’s government offices, both internally for employees and externally for the citizens of the community. The Public Information Officer is responsible for the release of public information to ensure that city residents are well-informed of the services, news, events, accomplishments and initiatives of the City of Goldsboro.

LaToya Henry

Goldsboro Government

The City of Goldsboro adopted the Council-Manager form of government in 1917. The governing body consists of six Councilmembers and the Mayor.


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