Walt Eccard

Title: Mayor

Municipality: Town of Shallotte

Position Interested In: District Representative (District 3)

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.

I believe, especially now, that the League is critical in seeing that the needs of North Carolina towns and municipalities are heard and acted on in Raleigh. For my term that is now expiring I have had the privilege to work on major issues such as the development of a new campus and responding to the coronavirus. I want to be able to use the knowledge I have gained to continue to work on these and other critical issues.


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 have served as a member of the Shallotte Planning Board, Board of Aldermen and, for the past 7 years as Mayor. I am chairman of the North Carolina GSATS (for the past 4 years) and a member of the Cape Fear Cog Board of Directors

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

I received my BA from Capital University, a Master of Arts of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and JD from Vanderbilt University.

I worked half of my career in the private practice of Law at two New York-based law firms, including 10 years as a partner. The other half was spent at the US Department of Treasury in various positions including Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance), Chief Counsel of the Bureau of Public Debt and Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Financial Management Service

Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees? 

  • CityVision Annual Conference

  • Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days

  • Advocacy Goals Conference

  • Legislative Lobby Days

  • Legislative Action Committees

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

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