Manteo elevates Melissa Dickerson to town manager on full-time basis

Melissa Dickerson. [photo courtesy Town of Manteo]

The Town of Manteo Board of Commissioners have removed the interim tag from Melissa Dickerson’s position as Town Manager by unanimous vote at their workshop meeting on Wednesday.

Dickerson was appointed as the interim manager in December while she continued to serve as the Town Planner. With Dickerson taking the town manager’s job on a full-time basis, the position of Manteo town planner has been formally advertised as available.

“Town Manager Dickerson not only brings a lot of experience to the table, but also valuable knowledge and history of the community as a native of Dare County. Throughout her career, she has been and continues to be a dedicated public servant,” town leaders said in a statement.

Prior to her work at the Town, she served as the State Director for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, a Research Assistant for the North Carolina General Assembly, and District Liaison for Congressman Brad Miller.

Dickerson is a Manteo High School graduate and has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is also a graduate of the Municipal and County Administration program of the UNC School of Government and is a member of the International City/County Management Association.