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

Contact Info

Kure Beach Town Hall

117 Settlers Lane

Kure Beach, NC 28449

Phone 910-458-8216

Fax 910-458-7421


Arlen Copenhaver, CPA

Finance & Budget Officer

Email Arlen


Denise McVicker

Utility Billing

Email Denise


Karen Gilley

Payroll, Accounts Payable

Email Karen


Town of Kure Beach | 117 Settlers Lane, Kure Beach, NC 28449 | 910-458-8216