The Town of Kenansville is governed by a Manager / Board of Commissioners form of Government. The spending agencies submit their requests to the Town Manager & Clerk and Board of Finance who then bring a budget proposal to the Commissioners. The Commissioners then review and adopt the budget setting the town property tax rate.

Chris Roberson, ICMA-CM

Message from the Manager

Welcome to the beautiful Town of Kenansville, and to our website. We are proud of our Town and hope you will visit with us soon and often. Our community has 881 year round residents who are among the nicest people living in North Carolina. The Town staff is composed of 12  dedicated employees comprising three major departments of municipal government. These departments are General and Administrative, Public Safety, and Public Works.

As the Town Manager, it is my job to manage the affairs of the municipal government and to provide administrative support to the Town’s Departments. The Town’s employees are dedicated to providing residents, businesses, and visitors in Kenansville with a great place in which to live, work, and play. Our goal is to keep Kenansville a small residential community that maintains a home town atmosphere emphasizing quality living.

I hope you will visit our website often, and enjoy seeing all we have to offer. We are here to serve you.

John Garner

Message from the Mayor

Kenansville is a small, quaint town. This is a natural progression of the years and population growth. That it is a nice place to live, and even more so in the last five years, is because elected officials have worked hard to ensure that the Town remains fiscally responsible, that we listen to what the residents want but we make our decisions based on what is best for the long term good of the Town and avoid knee-jerk reactions to hot topics. We have tried to make it more business friendly, but small businesses, ones that fit into the pattern of the town and don’t overwhelm it.