Walt Eccard

Title: Mayor

Municipality: Town of Shallotte

Position Interested In: Second Vice President

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.

Having served two terms on the NCLM Board of Directors I know that the League is a vital force for advancing the interests of towns and municipalities across North Carolina. Currently I serve on the Governance Committee and the next year is crucial to finishing the important work of this committee. When completed that work will significantly improve the effectiveness of the League and will make the League Board more nimble and responsive to the needs of all League members. I want to encourage and, as appropriate, expand the educational opportunities for municipal officials, especially those in small towns.

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.

I am currently in my third term as Mayor of Shallotte. During that time the Town has opened its first park, built out its waterfront with a river walk, and managed significant growth. I am pleased that during these 8 plus years the Board has worked harmoniously and made major decisions by reaching consensus. My understanding of the issues facing all municipalities has been enhanced by my work on the GSATS and the Cape Fear Council of Governments Board of Directors. I also co-chaired a County committee looking at ways of improving the delivery of fire services in Brunswick County

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

As set forth in my resume I am an attorney and received a Masters in Public Administration. My career has been focused on government work and government finance. At the U,S, Department of Treasury I had significant experience on legal matters relating to finance, banking and the provision of electronic services.

Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees? 

  • CityVision Annual Conference

  • Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days

  • Legislative Goals Planning Events or Process

  • Regional Meetings

  • Legislative Lobby Days

  • Legislative Policy Committee

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

Walt Eccard Resume

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