The Burlington City Manager is appointed by the City Council to manage the day-to-day operations of the city's government, overseeing all municipal services and departments. The City Manager's Office carries out the policies approved by the City Council and keeps the City Council informed of the City's financial status as well as other affairs of the City.
Craig Honeycutt serves as City Manager. He brings twenty-nine years of local government management experience in North Carolina with cities and counties. He has served at the cities of Fletcher and Laurinburg as well as Alamance and Wayne counties.
Honeycutt holds an undergraduate degree in Public Administration from UNC Pembroke and a Master of Public Administration from Western Carolina University. He has also held the ICMA Credentialed Managers certification from International City/County Management Association since 2001. He served as the President of the North Carolina City and County Manager's Association in 2016-2017.