The Administration Office consists of the County Manager, Assistant County Manager/Clerk to the Board, the Deputy Clerk to the Board and the Projects and Communications Specialist. The staff of the Sampson County Administration Office is dedicated to the fulfillment of the County’s mission statement: Working with integrity and fiscal prudence, Sampson County Local Government will partner with its citizens to create and sustain a safe, healthy and prosperous community which affords all of its citizens the opportunities, resources and services they need to protect or to enhance their lives.
The County Manager
Since 1972, Sampson County has operated under the Board of Commissioners/County Manager form of government. The County Manager serves as the local government’s chief administrator, providing administration and supervision of all departments over which the Board of Commissioners has authority to control. The Manager advises the Board on the development of policy and strategic planning initiatives and ensures that the regulations, policies, orders and ordinance adopted by the Board are faithfully executed. In Sampson County, the County Manager also serves as the Personnel Officer, overseeing the recruitment of subordinate offices and employees as deemed necessary by the Board (except those officers elected by the people or whose appointment is otherwise provided for by law) and as the Budget Officer, overseeing the receipt, disbursement, accounting and investment of County funding and preparation of the annual budget.
Edwin W. Causey has served as the Sampson County Manager since May, 2010. Prior to his appointment as County Manager, Mr. Causey worked for almost forty years for USDA Rural Development specializing in financing and administering community programs (such as water and sewer infrastructure). Mr. Causey holds a Master’s degree in Economics from North Carolina State University, where he also completed undergraduate degrees in Animal Science Technology and Poultry Science Technology.
The Assistant County Manager/Clerk to the Board
The Assistant County Manager assists the County Manager in the administrative and management functions of the County’s government. In Sampson County, the Assistant County Manager also serves as the Clerk to the Board, responsible for overseeing the preparation and dissemination of Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes and acting as the official custodian of the local government’s public records. The Assistant County Manager also serves as the County’s official Public Information Officer.
Deputy Clerk to the Board
The Deputy Clerk performs administrative support work for the County Manager, Assistant County Manager and for the Board of Commissioners and functions as the Clerk to the Board in the Clerk’s absence. The Deputy Clerk manages the front desk operations for the Administration Office, serving as the initial contact for citizen inquiries.
Projects and Communications Specialist
The Projects and Communications Specialist provides administrative support for the County Manager and Assistant County Manager, specializing in research and the preparation of documents, correspondence and reports for use by Administration and the governing body. The Projects and Communications Specialist serves as a backup Public Information Officer in the absence of the Assistant County Manager and is tasked with the maintenance of the County’s webpage and social media.
Phone: (910) 592-6308
Fax: (910) 592-1945
406 County Complex Rd.
Clinton, NC 28328
406 County Complex Rd., Bldg C, Suite 110
Clinton, NC 28328
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Edwin W. Causey
Susan J. Holder
Assistant County Manager