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Brian Epley, Burke County's County Manager

Burke County Commissioners to Appoint a New County Manager

Following the conclusion of a national competitive search, Burke County Commissioners have made the announcement to appoint Brian Epley as County Manager. With formal Board action to occur on December 20th at the Board of Commissioner’s regular meeting. Board Chair Scott Mulwee said this transition is the final step in a multi-faceted evaluation process that began several months ago and was triggered by Mr. Bryan Steen’s pending retirement.

Epley began working for Cleveland County in June 2014 as the Finance Director, then served as the Deputy County Manager, and most currently the County Manager. Prior to serving Cleveland County, Epley spent several years as an external local government auditor. He has served as the County Manager of Cleveland County since January of 2018. Epley said he is excited about the opportunity and looks forward to a smooth transition. Brian, along with his wife Bethany and their two daughters currently live in Boiling Springs – and are planning to relocate to Burke County during 2023.

Epley says “I hope to serve the commissioners and residents of Burke County well,” and “My family and I are eager to engage as part of the Burke County community and I am excited to onboard, listen, learn and lead.”