The Town of Zebulon has a Council-Manager form of government. Under this system the citizens elect a mayor and five council members as the Town’s governing body. The Board then appoints the Town Manager who serves at the discretion of the Board. Board members are elected to staggered four-year terms. Three of the members are elected in one year and the two remaining members and the mayor are elected two years later. The mayor, as the principal elected official of the Town, provides leadership to the governing body and the community, and presides over board meetings.

As the legislative body of Zebulon, the Board’s primary responsibilities include establishing town ordinances and adopting an annual budget. Local municipality budgets, run from July 1 to June 30 must be adopted by June 30 each year.

The Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day operation of the Town and the hiring of the departmental leaders.


The past year's Board Meetings