Administration

City Manager

David S. Cheek

106 E. Washington Street
Mebane, NC 27302
919-563-5901
email: dcheek@cityofmebane.com

Complex local government operations require strong visionary leadership, thoughtful policy development, a focus on continuous improvement, a commitment to ethical and transparent governance, and a strategy for representing and engaging the community. The city manager:

  • Works with elected officials as they develop policies by discussing problems and recommendations, proposing new plans, or evaluating issues that affect the community and its residents.
  • Ensures that laws and policies approved by elected officials are equitably enforced throughout the city.
  • Develops recommendations for new programs indicating scope, cost and impact for consideration by City Council.
  • Seeks feedback from residents and members of the business community to address and solve problems.
  • Prepares the annual budget, submits it to elected officials for approval and implements it once approved.
  • Supervises department heads, other employees and top appointees.
  • Investigates citizen complaints and problems within the administrative organization and recommends changes to elected officials.

The City of Mebane is a vibrant community that encourages residents to be active members of various civic, social and religious groups. As a fast-growing city, Mebane welcomes new businesses, homes and people into the community, with an ultimate goal of providing an enriching lifestyle for all to enjoy. People who live in Mebane are proud of the city, positive about its future, and protective of its charming atmosphere. My goal as City Manager is to preserve “Positively Charming” Mebane while embracing the inevitable growth to come.


  • Born and raised in Graham, attended Graham High School (Class of 1978) and graduated from N.C. State University in 1982 with a B.A. in Accounting.
  • Married high school sweetheart, Tammy, in 1983.
  • Became a Certified Public Accountant in 1986 and still a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the NC Association of CPA’s.
  • Began career with the State of North Carolina at the State Auditor’s Office (1983–1987) and then the State Controller’s Office (1988–1989).
  • Moved back to Graham with Tammy and raised 3 children: Mary Lauren, David Jr., and Anna.
  • For the past 26 years, served in various local government roles in Alamance County including:
    • Alamance County Assistant Manager/Fiscal (1989–1997)
    • Alamance County Manager (1998–2005)
    • Alamance Community College, VP Fiscal Services (2005-2009)
    • Mebane Assistant City Manager (2010-2012)
    • Mebane City Manager (2013-Present)
  • Involved in the community for the past three decades volunteering as a YMCA Board Member and Past President, as Treasurer of the Alamance Community College Foundation Board of Directors, as Board Member of the Alamance Regional Medical Center Foundation, as Treasurer of the Piedmont Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, and as Board Member with the Piedmont Triad Partnership.
  • Hobbies include golf, hiking, cycling, swimming, and tennis.