Departments & Services

Department Contacts

Click a department to expand its contents. If you cannot find the information you need, please email us or call the City Switchboard at (252) 972-1111. City hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm.

City Clerk's Office

The City Clerk's office maintains and preserves the permanent and legal records of the City, including minutes of City Council meetings, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, easements, deeds to City property, cemetery records, and any other records committed to its custody or required by law. All records are maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Records Retention and Disposition Schedule published by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History.

City Clerk - Pamela O. Casey
Administration: (252) 972-1319

City Manager's Office

The City Manager's Office, considered a city department for administrative & budget purposes, includes four divisions of Budget & Evaluation, Downtown Development, Public Affairs, and Internal Auditor. The Budget & Evaluation Manager develops the City's annual and capital budgets and is responsible for program evaluation and performance measurement. The Downtown Development Manager promotes the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Rocky Mount through several programs and activities for businesses and stakeholders. The Public Affairs Manager coordinates the City's communication efforts and public information programs, including the city's government access channel CITY TV-19. The Internal Auditor reviews entities and functions for adequacy of controls, legal and contractual compliance and good business practice.

City Manager - Rochelle D. Small-Toney
Assistant City Manager - Peter Varney
Assistant City Manager - Thomas Moton
Budget and Evaluation Manager - Kenneth Hunter
Downtown Development Manager - John R. Jesso
Public Affairs Manager - Tameka Kenan-Norman
Administration: (252) 972-1325

Community & Business Development

The Department of Community and Business Development revitalizes targeted neighborhoods, provides affordable housing, creates a sustainable economy with a focus on local, minority and women-owned businesses, and builds collaborative networks to provide the necessary training for workforce development.

Director - Landis Faulcon

John Jesso
Downtown Development Manager
Phone: 252-972-1267

Kellianne Davis
Community Development Manager
Phone: 252-972-1178

Forrest Melvin
Community Development Specialist
Phone: 252-972-1101

HOME Coordinator
Phone: 252-972-1145

Gary Lynch
Community & Business Development Housing Specialist
Phone: 252-972-1106

Development Services

The Development Services Department oversees all phases of planning and development for the city, including plan & subdivision administration, zoning, inspection services, minimum housing code, and community development block grant programs.

Interim Director - Joseth Bocook
Building Inspections - Justin Floyd, Administrator
Planning Administration: (252) 972-1172
Inspection Administration: (252) 972-1119
Building and Zoning Service Inspections: (252) 972-1110

Energy Resources

The Energy Resources Department provides safe, efficient, effective delivery of reliable electric and gas service for the benefit of all customers. The City has over 27,000 electric customers and over 17,000 natural gas customers. The Energy Resources Department offers several special programs to assist both residential and commercial customers.

Director - Richard Worsinger
Operations Manager - Rusty Owens
Energy Services Manager - Vacant
Electric Distribution Manager - Darryl Strother
Gas System Manager - Bradley Walters
Engineering Manager - Michael Winkler
Communications Coordinator - Amy Blanton

Administration: (252) 972-1272
Bills & Services Information: (252) 972-1250
Electric & Gas Services: (252) 467-4800


The Engineering Department manages improvements to the city's infrastructure and ensures the safe and efficient movement of people and goods within the City by providing a well planned, designed, and maintained transportation network. This department manages several core government functions, including construction inspections, traffic engineering, traffic signals, and street signs and marking.

Director - Brad Kerr
Assistant City Engineer, Water & Sewer - Donald Perry
Assistant City Engineer, Transportation - Steve Yetman
Tar River Transit Administrator - Todd Gardner

Administration: (252) 972-1121
Traffic: (252) 972-1132
New Water and Sewer Connections(252) 972-1127


The Finance Department manages several of the City's internal services such as accounting, information systems, and property management. This department also includes the purchasing division and the utility billing office, located on the first floor of City Hall.

Director - Amy Staton
Accounting - Nicki Gurganus, Manager
Technology Services - Bruce Harper, Manager
Purchasing Division - Delton Farmer, Manager
Utility Business Office - Latasha Hall, Manager
Property & Risk Management - Mike Baughn, Manager

Administration: (252) 972-1200
Accounting: (252) 972-1216
Purchasing: (252) 972-1226
Revenue Collection: (252) 972-1250
Tax Information: (252) 972-1250
Utility Billing Info: (252) 972-1250
Utility Payment Info: (252) 972-1250


The Rocky Mount Fire Department is known for one of the best trained work forces in the state. The department coordinates an aggressive effort to ensure your safety by participating in national, state, and regional emergency management planning. The RMFD provides fire prevention education to local schools and civic organizations and has administers several other community oriented programs. The fire protection area served consists of two battalions, subdivided into seven fire station response zones.

Fire Chief - Mike Varnell
Assistant Fire Chief - Ronnie Raper
Division Chief of Life Safety & Training - Donnie Daniels
Division Chief of Operations – Jamie Vaughan

Administration: (252) 972-1498
Prevention: (252) 972-1376

Human Relations

The Human Relations Department manages a variety of programs to ensure that our community is free of discrimination based on race, sex, age, ethnic or national origin, religion or socio-economic status. The staff investigates complaints of discrimination and develops programs to promote good community relations. Some of the most well-known programs are the WARM (Winter Assistance for Rocky Mount) Program, the Neighborhood Council, and the Youth Council. The Human Relations Department provides staff support to three commissions: the Human Relations Commission, the Martin Luther King Commission, and the Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities.

Director - Archie Jones
Administration: (252) 972-1181

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department coordinates the recruitment and selection of new employees and assists job applicants through the employment process. The City is one of the largest employers in our area, and many employees have enjoyed a lifelong career with the city organization. The Human Resources Department assists city employees with training, benefits, and other personnel procedures.

Director - Elayne Henderson
Administration: (252) 972-1186

Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department is one of the most visible departments within our city organization. The Department provides cultural and learning opportunities for area residents at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, which houses the Children's Museum & Science Center, the Playhouse Theater, and the Arts Center. The Rocky Mount Sports Complex, which opened in 2006, has been a long-awaited addition to the city's park system. Athletic programs, cemeteries, community centers, and special events are also administered by this department.

Director - Kelvin Yarrell
Recreation Superintendent - Joel Dunn
Parks Superintendent - Steve Warren
Sports Complex Supervisor - Julie Baggett
Superintendent of the Imperial Centre - David Griffin
Athletics Supervisor - Lynn Driver
Recreation Programs Supervisor (Imperial Centre) - Sheila Long
Senior Programs Manager - Alex Langley
Cemeteries Supervisor - Linda Moore
Recreation Services Supervisor - Brian Harrell
Administration: (252) 972-1151
Athletics: (252) 972-1160
Picnic Reservations: (252) 972-1542
Arts Center: (252) 972-1163
Children's Museum: (252) 972-1167
The Imperial Centre/Box Office:(252) 972-1266
BTW Community Center: (252) 467-4925
SRM Community Center: (252) 972-1169
Senior Programs/Senior Center: (252) 972-1152
Parks Maintenance: (252) 467-4922


The RMPD is committed to serving the citizens of Rocky Mount through the principles of integrity, fairness, professionalism, and respect. Each of the four divisions are comprised of sworn officers and civilian employees that work tirelessly to ensure your safety. The RMPD offers a variety of community programs, including a Citizen Police Academy, the Youth Explorers Program, and School Resource Officers.

Interim Chief of Police - Willie Williams
Administration Division - Captain George Robinson
Support Services Division - Captain Michael W. Whitley
Patrol Services Division - Captain Marty Clay
Criminal Investigations Division - Captain Henry King
Special Operations Division - Captain Michael Paul

Non-emergency: (252) 972-1414
Administration: (252) 972-1471
Telephone Device for the Deaf: (252) 442-0975
Animal Shelter: (252) 972-1390
Crime Watch: (252) 977-0727
Investigation: (252) 972-1450
Records and Reports: (252) 972-1430

Public Works

The Public Works Department provides several core services to our residents, including street maintenance, community code enforcement, and environmental services, which includes garbage, yard waste, and recycling collection. The Fleet Maintenance Division maintains all city vehicles and motorized equipment. The Community Code Division includes Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties, which coordinates local beautification, recycling, and litter cleanup efforts. The Streets and Stormwater Division ensures that the City’s street’s, culverts, sidewalks, and ditches are well maintained.

Director - Jonathan L. Boone, P.E.
Assistant Public Works Director/Stormwater Manager - vacant
Street Division - Ed White, Superintendent
Fleet Maintenance - Michael Shaw, Superintendent
Environmental Services - Cameron Privott, Superintendent
Community Code Division - Brenton Bent, Supervisor
Keep America Beautiful - Cornelia McGee, Coordinator

Administration: (252) 972-1290
Environmental Services: (252) 467-4950
Roll-Out Cart Service: (252) 467-4950
Curbside Recycling: (252) 467-4950
Yard Trash Collection: (252) 467-4950
Fleet Maintenance: (252) 467-4897
Housing Code: (252) 467-4952
Streets/Stormwater: (252) 467-4906
Transfer Station/Scale House: (252) 467-4968
KAB-Recycling: (252) 467-4960

Water Resources

The Water Resources Department's mission is to produce and distribute potable water for domestic and commercial use and to collect, treat, and dispose of domestic and commercial wastewater. The Department is responsible for the total operation and maintenance of the water and sewer systems, and ensures the City's full compliance with all permits and federal and state regulations regarding your drinking water.

Director - Jonathan L. Boone, P.E.
Water Treatment Division - Jim Connolly, Superintendent
Water and Sewer Services - Nate Williams, Superintendent
Wastewater Treatment Division - James Costello, Superintendent
Technical Services Division - Vacant

Administration: (252) 972-1290
Regional Wastewater Plant: (252) 972-1400
Sunset Water Plant: (252) 972-1293
Tar River Water Plant: (252) 972-1292
Water & Sewer Service: (252) 467-4800