Hickory City Council
In 1913, Hickory became the first city in North Carolina to adopt the council-manager form of municipal government, which combines the leadership of elected officials and the administrative experience of a city manager. The mayor and city council set policy and hire a non-partisan manager to oversee city operations, advise council, and implement adopted policies and ordinances.
Hickory City Council is comprised of a mayor and six council members, each representing one of the city’s six wards. The Hickory City Council meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building. The public is welcome to attend City Council meetings or watch the following day on YouTube.