Craftsmanship - It's more than a way of doing something. It's a way of seeing, being, and creating anew. Hickory, North Carolina, has a history of craftsmanship - a long tradition of making something of itself and the world around it.

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Our goal is to provide the Hickory Metro area with a gateway to the world through a well-maintained runway/taxiway system, a customer-needs oriented terminal building and aircraft services through the City operated FBO. All of which place the customer first!

Business Development

The City's economic development goal is to foster economic growth, job creation and quality of life through attracting and retaining business and industry, providing resources to promote small business development, encouraging tourism and supporting community revitalization.

City Manager

The City Manager's office conducts the overall administration of the City as prescribed by the North Carolina General Statutes; coordinates all activities, and carries out all policies and actions of the City Council.


The Office of Communications develops and manages the public relations program for the City of Hickory, as well as distributes educational information to the public through news releases, newsletters ('City Snippets'), and other forms of printed and electronic media.


The Accounting Division of the Finance Department is located on the third floor of City Hall. The Finance Department is available to answer questions concerning the City's budget and other City financially-related matters.


The Hickory Fire Department's goal is to prevent fires, save lives and property, and protect the environment. That is a simple statement, but vast amounts of training and planning go into reaching this goal to better protect the citizens of Hickory.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department is available to answer questions about employment with the City of Hickory and to assist in completing the application process for employment.

Information Technology

The I.T. Staff is available to answer questions concerning the City's computer systems, local and metropolitan area networks, Web site, telecommunications, the City's cable TV franchise and other items related to technology.


Hickory Public Library connects people with excellent service, resources, and empowering opportunities.

Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism

To provide the highest quality in leisure services, parks and recreational facilities while encouraging and enhancing healthy lifestyles for all citizens of Hickory.


The City of Hickory's Planning and Development Department's primary functions involve land use planning, development review, community development, and brownfield redevelopment.


Hickory Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police service to our customers; the citizens of and visitors to our city.

Public Services

The Public Services Department consists of several divisions: Central Services, Building Services, Engineering, Fleet, Landscape Services, Recycling, Sanitation, Streets, Public Utilities, and Traffic.

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