Laurel Park Administration Department

The Administration Department coordinates the activities of all Town Departments, provides direct staff assistance to the Mayor and Council, establishes the financial and budget management process for the Town, and directs the Town’s efforts to plan for the future. This department includes the Town Manager, Finance Officer, Town Clerk, Planner, and a Customer Service Representative.

Administration Department Services:

    • Keeper of the records: all official Town records are kept and maintained in the Town Clerk's office - general, personnel, legal, budget/financial, property tax, council meetings, minutes, ordinances, resolutions, policies, etc.
    • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable: the Administration Department collects and processes all revenue for the Town through accounts receivable as well as pays and processes all financial obligations of the Town through accounts payable.
    • Human Resources/Personnel: the Administration Department handles all Human Resource/Personnel services and issues: keeper of all personnel records, employee and council payroll records, and employee benefits.

Forms and general information are available from the Administration Department including, but not limited to:

  • Permit forms and regulations/rules
  • New Resident Information
  • Zoning Ordinance books
  • Subdivision Ordinance books

Staff Directory

Administration consists of four full-time employees and one part-time employee.

Town Manager Alex Carmichael began working for Laurel Park since February 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Public Administration from Appalachian State University. He completed the Municipal Administration program at the School of Government of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2018. The Town Manager oversees the daily operations of the Town and implements the policies directed by the Town Council.

Finance Officer Kirk Medlin, CPA began working for the Town in 2023. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. The Finance Officer is responsible for processing and recording all transactions while following Federal and NC guidelines to ensure the best use and proper purpose for the Town's spending. In addition, the Finance Officer is the primary contact for the annual financial statements and works with the Town Manager to prepare the yearly budget.

Planner Kaitland Finkle, CZO is a contracted planner for the Town. She serves as an integral part of the executive management team and is responsible for zoning administration, project oversight, and interpretation of/compliance with the Town's UDO.

Town Clerk/Deputy Tax Collector Tamara Amin, CMC, NCCMC  has worked and was appointed Town Clerk for Laurel Park since December 2019.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management.  The Town Clerk in Laurel Park serves as the official custodian of all permanent records including minutes, resolutions, ordinances, contracts, policies, agreements, deeds and easements and various other documents, provides staff support to the Mayor and Town Council, and disseminates information and assistance to the citizens and other entities as well as the news media. The Town Clerk also serves as the Deputy Tax Collector for the Town.