The Finance staff consists of three full time employees performing the following duties. This department is managed by the Finance/Budget Officer.

  • The fiscal operations for the Town
  • Capital improvements budget and tracking of project accounts
  • Research and trend forecasting
  • Annual financial audit
  • Reimbursement of all expended Town funds from Grants, Tourism Development Authority, and other sources
  • Preparation of reports submitted to State agencies relating to Town's cash and investment position, debt service requirements, ad valorem tax assessments and levies, Powell Bill allocations and expenditures
  • Process and collect monthly utility billing
  • Process accounts receivable and payable
  • Payroll operations for Town staff
  • Negotiate and renew vendor contracts and leases related to financial operations

Kure Beach Town Hall


Arlen Copenhaver, CPA

Finance & Budget Officer

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Denise McVicker

Utility Billing & Revenue Collection Coordinator 

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Karen Gilley

Finance Specialist/Deputy Finance Officer

Email Karen