City Administration

City Manager Public Information Officer City Attorney
  City Clerk  
City Manager
City Manager:  Mike Mahaney 843-280-5526
  Office Staff:  Allison Galbreath 843-280-5604
Mike Mahaney, City Manager
843-280-5526 or 843-280-5604

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to carry out council policies and to serve as Chief Administrative Officer of the City. The City Manager manages the City's business and implements the council's plans and orders by:

  • Coordinating the work of all City departments and employees
  • Enforcing City laws and applying council policies
  • Expending monies as approved by the City Council
  • Making recommendations to the council on such items as
    • legislation
    • financial programs
    • capital improvements
    • policies
    • employment
    • services
    • other matters as requested
  • Keeping the council informed of the City's business to include but not limited to
    • financial condition
    • appointing City employees
    • suspending or removing City employees under his jurisdiction (subject to union contractual stipulations)
  • Investigating and acting on complaints
City Clerk [top]
 City Clerk:   Allison Galbreath
Contact:   843-280-5604
  The City Clerk is responsible for the City Records along with performing various administrative tasks.
  • Attends and records City Council meetings and prepares minutes from the meetings
  • Maintains City code book
  • Files of enacted ordinances and legal documents involving the City
  • Maintains City's historical records
  • Provides copies of City documents [for a Fee]
  • Assists the Election Commission with municipal elections
For additional information regarding Elections, please refer to Chapter 9 in the Municipal Code
 City Attorney [top]
 City Attorney:   Chris Noury
Contact:   843-280-5527
  The City Attorney is the legal advisor to City Council, the City Manager, Departments and appointed Boards and Commissions, providing representation regarding all legal matters that affect the City of North Myrtle Beach. The City Attorney also handles a wide variety of legal issues, overseeing all litigation involving the City, and the prosecution of all cases in the municipal court. 

All written discovery requests regarding Municipal Court matters must be submitted to the City Paralegal and will not be released unless requested under South Carolina Criminal Rule 5 and Brady v. Maryland. For information regarding the current jury trial roster contact the City Paralegal at (843) 280-5609. Any information or documents requested under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act must be submitted in writing to the Public Information Officer.
 Public Information Officer [top]
 Public Information Officer:   Patrick Dowling
Contact:   843-280-5612
  The Public Information Officer serves as the primary spokesperson for the City of North Myrtle Beach. The PIO performs professional work in the timely and efficient communication of City information to the news media, citizens, City Council, departments, staff members, and the public. Duties of the Public Information Officer include: 

  • Keeping the public informed about City programs, services, activities, and issues
  • Coordinating media relations in emergency response situations
  • Responding to inquiries or comments from the public
  • Responding to media requests
  • Responding to requests for information or documents under the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act
  • Writing news releases for City events
  • Publishing the quarterly City newsletter and developing other publications
  • Maintaining the City's television channel
  • Representing the City on a local monthly television program