The Town of Elizabethtown operates under a council‑manager form of government, whereby the council appoints a city manager to serve at its pleasure. The Town of Elizabethtown is governed by the town council consisting of six (6) council members and the mayor. Elections for town council  and mayor occur in staggered terms with terms expiring every four (4) years. The manager shall be the chief administrator of the town. The manager shall be responsible to the council for administering all municipal affairs placed in his charge by the council, and shall have all other power and duties as described by N.C. General Statute 160A-148

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The Town of Elizabethtown, NC - 1773