Chris McCall was appointed as the Village Manager on February 23, 2016. He was originally hired as the Assistant Village Manager & Planning Director on September 15, 2004. Chris previously worked for Brunswick County as the County Land Planner and had served in that capacity since March of 2001. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning in December of 2000 from East Carolina University located in Greenville North Carolina. In May 2012 he received his Masters in Public Administration with a focus on coastal management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In 2015 Chris completed the Municipal Manager’s Course at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Under the direction of Village Council, his responsibilities include serving as the Budget & Personnel Officer performing administrative and managerial work to direct all Village staff, activities, and projects assigned to him by Council. This includes managing capital projects and Village Departments including Public Works, Utilities, Public Safety, Business Services, and Administration. The Village Manager also serves as an information resource to elected officials on important issues advising them of needed ordinances and policies that will ultimately enhance and benefit the public interest. In general, these efforts are intended to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public to include the island’s full-time residents, part-time residents, weekly renters, daily tourists, and all employees working for the various entities on BHI.
Prior to attending East Carolina, Chris served as a Communications Specialist in the U.S. Army (1991-1994) and was fortunate to be stationed in a Support Group for the 25 th Infantry Division based in Schofield Barracks Hawaii.