Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for administering the Town’s financial operations in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Responsibilities within this department include accounting, accounts payable, purchasing, cash management and investment, utility billing and collection, real and personal property tax billing and collection, debt management, financial reporting and assisting the Town Manager/Budget Officer with preparation and oversight of the yearly budget.

Finance Staff
located at the Town Office at 30 Park Square (828.396.3131)

Finance Director - Ashley Presnell
Deputy Finance Director - Kim Eckard
Tax Collector/Payroll Technician - Katie Parlier
Accounts Payable Clerk / Customer Service - Paula Kirby
Senior Utility Billing / Customer Service - Shawnasi Holland
Senior Utility Billing / Customer Service - Cara Setzer

To reach the town office staff via email, you may send your inquiries to

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