Mocksville Welcomes New Town Manager


The Town Board with the Town of Mocksville is excited to announce that the Town has selected Mr. Marcus Abernethy as the next Mocksville Town Manager. The Town utilized resources and technical assistance from the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments to coordinate the hiring process, which started in December of 2016, and included a total of 28 prospective candidates.

“On behalf of the Mocksville Board of Commissioners, I would like to welcome our new Manager, Marcus Abernethy to our Town. Marcus comes to us as the former City Manager of Hamlet, NC. We believe he will do a wonderful job in managing the day to day operations of our Town. I look forward to him being a part of our community for many years to come.” – Will Marklin, Mayor of the Town of Mocksville

Mr. Abernethy previously served as the City Manager of Hamlet, NC, where he led a staff of 95 employees and oversaw a budget of $8 million annually. His administrative duties included the supervision of Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Utilities, Finance, Senior Center, and Museums. He also brings previous experience with the Town of Matthews and the City of Lenoir, NC. Mr. Abernethy recently completed the Municipal and County Administration Course at the UNC School of Government in Chapel Hill, where he was awarded the George C. Franklin Award for Public Service. Mr. Abernethy is a graduate of Appalachian State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He is also a member of the North Carolina City/County Management Association and the International City and County Management Association. He is eager to be serving with the Town.

“I am very thrilled about this opportunity as it is a blessing for me and my family. Mocksville is an amazing place to live and work. The Town has a bright future and I feel blessed to be a part of that. I look forward to working with such a talented and professional staff. Our teamwork will help to accomplish the goals of the Town Board and the Community.” – Marcus Abernethy, Manager of the Town of Mocksville.

The Town welcomes Mr. Abernethy who was officially appointed on March 7th, 2017, during the regular monthly Town Board of Commissioners meeting. The Town wishes to extend its thanks to the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments for their assistance and to Mr. Cecil Wood, former Interim Manager for assisting in the transition. Mr. Wood will stay on through March 10th to ensure a smooth transition.  Mr. Abernethy can be reached during normal business hours for the Town of Mocksville. For more information about this topic, please contact Mayor Will Marklin at (336) 753-6700.