The Town of Waynesville is organized under the Council-Manager form of government, consistent with N.C.G.S. 160A-147, Part 2.  The Town Manager, appointed by the Town Council, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Town and the implementation of policy as directed by the Council. Employing a Town Manager frees elected officials to provide leadership, develop a vision for the community, determine what services to provide citizens, lobby the state legislature on the community’s behalf, and communicate and forge new relationships with constituents.

Town Manager Rob Hites began work in August 2016.