Welcome to the City of Whiteville Administration Department located in City Hall, 24 Hill Plaza.
The City of Whiteville operates under a Council/Manager form of government, and the City Manger is appointed by the City Council based on executive and administrative qualifications.
Frequently Asked Questions
Would you like to schedule an appointment with the City Manager?
Please contact the City Clerk at 910.642.8046, select Option 5 or ext 1007
Would you like to apply for a job or have a question about employee selection or the personnel policy?
Please call 910.642.8046 ext 1009
Can I pay my water bill online?
The City Manager, Darren Currie, is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day city operations and implementing the policy decisions of the City Council. The City Manager also oversees all city-owned property. For more information, contact the City of Whiteville administrative office at 910-642-8046.
Darren Currie was appointed as the City Manager on December 29, 2014. He has worked in the public sector since 1993 serving citizens of Columbus County, the Town of Lake Waccamaw, and the City of Whiteville. His background is in Parks and Recreation prior to becoming an established manager.
Mr. Currie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Management and a Master's Degree in Public Management. He is a member of the NC City Managers Association.
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council for an undefined term and serves the Council much like a Chief Administrative Officer. The City Manager is empowered to make all personnel appointments and supervise the preparation of the annual operation budget for Council's approval in addition to the many other tasks assigned to him by Council and state law.
City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk’s Office coordinates and administers the city’s records retention and management, prepares City Council minutes, resolutions and ordinances and is the custodian of the city seal and all official city records.
Bonnie Williams was appointed as the City Clerk on August 29, 2011. She has worked in the public sector since 1998 serving citizens in local area units of government, including the City of Whiteville.
Mrs. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. She is a member of the NC Association of Municipal Clerks and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She received her Certified Municipal Clerk designation on December 1, 2016. She served in the US Army.
The City Clerk is appointed by the City Manager in the City of Whiteville.
Human Resources Department
The City’s Human Resource department is responsible for the recruitment and selection of City employees, position classification and compensation, personnel policy management, benefits administration, payroll computing and compliance, worker’s compensation management, and state and federal agency compliance.
The goal of the department is to provide a ‘customer service friendly’ oriented department designed to assist all city employees with matters involving any aspect of employee/employer relations and the administration of employee benefits. This department strives to ensure fairness, consistency and integrity in regards to the City’s policies and practices as they pertain to employment laws and directives.
The City of Whiteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. We are subject to, and comply with, the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Rachel Rivenbark was appointed by the City Manager as the Human Resources (HR) Director on July 1, 2015. She has worked in the private sector in the HR arena since 1997.
Mrs. Rivenbark holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources.
The Finance Department works to develop fiscal policies that ensure a financially strong and effective City government and manages the overall financial position of the City, while providing timely, accurate, clear and complete information and support to other departments, elected officials and citizens.
The Finance Department provides accounting and management of all City funds and is regulated by the local government budget and Fiscal Control Act. (FY2017-2018 Budget)
The department ensures the City’s accounting and financial reporting systems comply with Government Accounting Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Standards and guidelines issued by the Local Government Commission.
Other functions include:
- Utility Billing and Collection
- Budgets & Analysis
- Accounts Payable
- Prepare reports required by State and Federal Agencies
- General Accounting for the City
- Grant Administration
The finance staff provides customer service support to our citizens for water utility and sanitation service. The office is located in City Hall at 24 Hill Plaza.
Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For resident’s convenience, a drop box is located in front City Hall for dropping off payments during and after hours. Payments can also be made with a check, cash or credit cards in the office.
Colburn Brown was appointed by the City Manager as the Finance Director on March 25, 2013. He has worked in the private sector in the world of Finance since 1991.
Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He is a member of the NC Governmental Finance Officers Association and AICPA. He is a Certified Public Accountant.