• Government

  • Town of Knightdale
  • K-dale Town Hall.jpg

    The Town of Knightdale operates under a council/manager form of government in which the citizens elect a mayor and an at-large town council for overlapping four-year terms.  As the principal elected official, the mayor provides leadership to the community and governing body and presides over all Town Council meetings, which are the forum for establishing town policies.  The town manager is appointed by the mayor and council and directs the daily administration of the town and its programs.  The Knightdale Town Council meets at 7:00pm on the first Monday and third Wednesday or each month at the Knightdale Town Hall.

    The Mayor and Town Council are also advised by several appointed citizen volunteer boards.  These boards research and review various programs and regulations, ultimately providing the Council with informed recommentations.  They include the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Old Town Oversight Committee, and Land Use Review Board.  The latter handles the combined duties of a typical planning board, board of adjustment, tree board, and community appearance board.  Additionally, special committees are set up as needed to handle specific tasks.  Such committees have recently included a Gateway Advisory Committee and a Comprehensive Plan Update Committee.  The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meets at 7:00pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month while the Old Town Advisory Committee meets at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month.  The Land Use Review Board holds its meetings at 7:00pm on the second Monday of each month.  All meetings take place at the Knightdale Town Hall.

    Knightdale Town Hall
    950 Steeple Square Court
    Knightdale, NC 27545


  • Wake County

  • Wake County is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, elected at-large to serve four-year terms.  Terms are staggered so that every two years three or four Commissioners are up for election.  Commissioners enact policies such as establishment of the property tax rate, regulation of land use and zoning outside municipal jurisdictions, and adoption of the annual budget.  Commissioners meet on the first and third Mondays of each month at 2:00pm in Room 700 of the Wake County Courthouse in downtown Raleigh.

    The Court Manager is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and is responsible for general administration of all County departments and agencies under the guidance of the Board and for maintaining effective relationships with semiautonomous and autonomous agencies.  The County Manager implements Commissioner goals and policies, and advises the Commissioners on financial matters, services, and other issues.

    Wake County Government
    P.O. Box 550
    Raleigh, NC 27602