County Administration

Welcome to Columbus County.

The community, elected officials and county staff strive to work together on behalf of all of our citizens and visitors. At 954 sq. miles, Columbus County is the third largest county in North Carolina and is home to 58,068 residents. Columbus County is famous for its small towns and friendly atmosphere.

The County Manager, appointed by the Board of Commissioners, serves as the Chief Executive of the county government and maintains responsibility for administering all departments under the general control of the seven-member Board of Commissioners. The manager provides professional advice to the board on matters of importance to the operation of the county government.

In addition, the manager and his leadership team are responsible for the development of county’s annual operating budget. The budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, and operations guide for our county government.

Contact Us

Mike Stephens
County Manager

Gail Edwards
Executive Assistant

(910) 640-6630
(910) 640-1654 fax
Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm