The County Manager serves as Chief Executive Officer of Buncombe County government, appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners, which sets policies and adopts ordinances that regulate Buncombe County government.
In addition to carrying out the day-to-day administration of County government, the County Manager is responsible for implementing policies established by the Board of Commissioners, coordinating the work of all County agencies, and representing the County in dealings with other governmental units and agencies.
The County Manager provides a clear vision of Buncombe County government’s purpose. The Manager’s duties include preparing the countywide recommended budget, recommending new and revised policies and programs to the Board of Commissioners, and implementing county programs and services in an effective and efficient manner.
Mandy Stone was named Buncombe County Manager in June, 2017, and she began serving in that position on July 1, 2017. Stone is the fourth county manager in Buncombe County’s history.
Stone was previously the Director of Health and Human Services, as well as Assistant County Manager.