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City of Statesville Announces New City Clerk

The City of Statesville has announced the promotion of Emily Kurfees to the pivotal role of City Clerk. Appointed by Ron Smith, City Manager, Emily is charged with the critical duties that ensure the smooth operation and transparency of the City of Statesville’s governance. Her duties will include:

• Maintaining complete and accurate records of City Council proceedings and official City files.
• Fulfilling legal requirements established by the City’s municipal code and North Carolina State law.
• Ensuring that the City Council, City staff, and interested citizens are aware of issues being addressed at City Council meetings by preparing, distributing, and posting, on a timely basis, agenda materials and minutes.
• Ensuring the Municipal Code is accurate and routinely updated.

Originally hired by the City of Statesville as Deputy City Clerk in September 2022, Kurfees is a graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government, and she is pursuing a Master of Public Administration from Marshall University.

“Emily’s dedication and exceptional service have rightly earned her this promotion, and we couldn’t be prouder to have her in this role,” the City of Statesville shared.