James Byrd

Title: Town Clerk & Tax Collector

Municipality: Town of Wilkesboro

Position Interested In: At-Large - Municipal Clerk

Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.

Serving as a representative of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks on the League of Municipalities would be an honor to me. I desire our associations to serve our citizens to the best of our abilities.

Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.

Having served as the Tax Collector for 16 years and the Town Clerk nine, I serve my citizens by handling their funds as I would my own. I have served on a number of committees in the Clerk Association, including District Director, Program and Education, Site Selection, Membership, Certification and Legislative. I have served the Tax Collector Association by being on their Resolution Committee. I have also served on the League of Municipalities committees of Tax and Finance as well as General Government.

Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities. 

I have an Associate in Commerce from Henry Ford Community College and several undergraduate classes from Eastern Michigan University. I completed a Bachelor of Arts at Lenoir-Rhyne College (now University). I received my Certified Tax Collector from School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006. I also completed the International Institute of Municipal Clerks course in 2011 at UNC School of Government. With further education, I achieved my Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) certification in 2011 and Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) in 2016. In 2014 I received my North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk (NCCMC).

Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees? 

  • CityVision Annual Conference

  • Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days

  • Advocacy Goals Conference

  • Regional Meetings

  • Legislative Action Committees

Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.

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