County Manager

County Manager


The County Manager is Ron Smith.  Mr. Smith is a professional administrator who oversees the day-to-day operations of county government on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners.  The manager’s role is to give sound, objective advice to the elected Board who, in turn, makes policy decisions for the welfare of the citizens. He and his management team then determine the most effective and efficient way to implement the Board’s directives, manage the various county departments, and develop and implement an annual budget.

Ron Smith


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Deputy County Manager


The Deputy County Manager is Beth Jones.  Mrs. Jones is responsible for assisting the County Manager in administering and coordinating County programs and activities.  In the absence of the County Manager, she serves as the County Manager in all areas of County administration.  She also supervises assigned departments to include department heads of each division and performs organizational and administrative duties.

Beth Jones


Beth Jones
 

Assistant County Manager


The Assistant County Manager is Susan Robertson.  Mrs. Robertson is responsible for assisting the County Manager in administering and coordinating County programs and activities.  In the absence of the County Manager and the Deputy County Manager, she serves as the County Manager in all areas of County administration.  She also supervises assigned departments to include department heads of each division and performs organizational and administrative duties.

Susan Robertson

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Strategic Planning and
Communications Manager


The Strategic Planning and Communications Manager is Ben Stikeleather. Mr. Stikeleather is responsible for guiding and implementing a strategic planning initiative which involves yearly budget goals, performance measurement, and tracking accomplishments within the County. The purpose of these tasks is to improve cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Mr. Stikeleather is responsible for presenting this information to the public through various means and serves as the direct contact for Iredell County and the media.

Ben Stikeleather


Ben Stikeleather
 

County Attorney


Lisa Valdez is the Board-appointed County Attorney. Ms. Valdez acts as the legal counsel for the Board and provides legal guidance to other county departments when necessary.

Lisa Valdez


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