Burnsville Town Manager Hockaday Awarded Outstanding Local Government Manager in the High Country Region

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On Friday October 6th, the High Country Council of Governments held its 48th Annual Banquet awards ceremony in Boone to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions by elected officials, local government employees, and advisory committee members. Burnsville Town Manager Heather Hockaday was recognized by the region’s managers/administrators, and local elected officials, as this year’s Outstanding Local Government Manager in the High Country region. Award winners were nominated by elected and appointed officials from the seven-county region.

The award acknowledges the contributions a manager has made to local government through his/her professionalism, leadership and accomplishments as manager. Town Manager Hockaday is Burnsville’s first ever Town manager but has served Burnsville in many capacities over the years. Under Heather’s leadership the Town has completed or begun numerous projects related to water, wastewater, roadways, sidewalks, or building renovations in an effort to put the Town in a good position to address growth and change.

The High Country Council of Governments is a regional entity that serves and supports local governments in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey Counties.

Manager Hockaday Recognized by High Country COG