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Melissa Elliott

Melissa Elliott
Term Expires:  2027

The Mayor is the chief elected official of the City and is elected on an at-large basis for a four year term.  Since the City of Henderson operates under the Council-Manager form of government, the Mayor is part-time.  The powers and duties of the Mayor shall be such as are conferred upon him by law, together with such other powers and duties as may be conferred upon her by the City Council pursuant to law. The Mayor shall be recognized as the official head of the city for the purpose of service of civil process, and for all ceremonial purposes.  The Mayor presides at all Council meetings and may only vote in case of a tie vote of City Council members.  The Mayor’s office is located in City Hall.  Contact information is as follows:

Henderson City Hall

134 Rose Avenue
P. O. Box 1434
Henderson, NC 27536
252.430.5708 office phone
252-433-5819 cell

The Mayor currently serves the community on the following committees:

Council Committees

  • Boards and Commissions Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Intergovernmental Committee
  • Land Planning Committee
  • Public Safety Committee
  • Public Works Committee
  • Regional Water Advisory Board
Other Boards

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Kerr-Tar Council of Governments
  • Vance County Tourism Authority
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Henderson/Vance Community Watch Executive Committee
  • Henderson/Vance Industrial Park
  • Henderson Downtown Development

  • Founder of Gang Free Inc.