County Manager's Office

Gates County Seal The County Manager's Office is responsible for the administration, management, and coordination of the County Government. The Department is comprised of two functional areas: County Manager and County Clerk.

Gates County operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Under this form, the County Manager's Office has the following primary duties:

Carry out the policies established by the Board of Commissioners.
Prepare and administer the operating budget.
Oversee most County Departments.
Provide the Board with recommendations and various policy options for consideration.
Serve as a liaison between the Board of Commissioners and the public and other boards and commissions.
Serves as the personnel office.
Prepares the agenda and agenda packet for all Board of Commissioners' meetings.
Serves as County Clerk for the keeping of all records concerning Commissioners' meetings.

Departmental Staff Listing:
County Manager
Scott Sauer
115 Court Street
P.O. Box 148
Gatesville, NC 27938
Phone (252) 357-2411 option 2
Fax (252) 357-1255
Clerk to the Board
Executive Assistant to County Manager
Joleatha Chestnutt
115 Court Street
P.O. Box 148
Gatesville, NC 27938
Phone (252) 357-2411
Fax (252) 357-1255

County Attorney
Phillip P. Godwin, Jr.
Godwin & Godwin Attorneys at Law
110 Court Street
Gatesville, NC 27938
(252) 357-0438