Matthew S. Livingston
316 East Murray St
On behalf of the Mayor and Council, I would like to welcome you to the Town of Wallace's web site. We provide this service in the hope that it will assist you as residents and citizens of our community to become more involved in local government and to assist you in receiving timely information about the services of town government. We are here to serve and improve the community and therefore welcome your feedback and suggestions.
The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council. As a Council Manager form of government, the Town Manager is charged with managing and directing all daily operational activities of the Town through direct communication with department heads. The primary mission of the Town Manager's Office is to assure that the laws of the State, Town ordinances, resolutions, policies and regulations of the Council are executed correctly. Duties of the Town Manager include but are not limited to:
Attendance at all meetings of the Town Council and recommendations for adoption of agenda items, etc.
Preparation of monthly reports to the Town Council.
Budget and capital improvements recommendations in accordance with schedule adopted by the Town Council
Supervision of all work of department heads and employees of the Town.
Increase public awareness, interest, understanding and participation in Town issues, programs and services.
About the Manager...
Mr. Matthew Livingston or (Matt) was named Town Manager in September 2010. He has experience in the fields of management, finance, customer service, planning and economic development and major construction projects. He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, he also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Science in Planning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition Matt holds a variety of certifications in executive management. A member of the United States Coast Guard, Chief Petty Officer Livingston has served his country honorably for over 22 years and has been on a number of deployments with the most recent being to the Louisiana Gulf area in response to the BP oil spill.
The Town of Wallace is a caring community embracing connections with friends and neighbors and the community. Our Town is in motion as the staff works to implement policies and directives of the Mayor and Town Council.
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