Mayor’s Office

Mayor Billy Ward

Statement from the Mayor

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Faison for supporting me and giving me the chance to continue to serve my community as the newly elected Mayor.  It has been my honor to serve as Town Commissioner for the past fourteen years and I look forward to continuing this journey as Mayor.  As a lifelong resident of Faison, I can proudly say that I love this little town.  Having recently retired from the State of North Carolina (NCDPS) I feel I have more time to serve the Town of Faison.

As Mayor, it is my responsibility, along with our dedicated full-time and part-time staff, to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Town.  Some of the many services that the Town provides, either directly or through outside contractors, are Water and Sewer, Animal Control, Zoning Permits and Guidance, Town Ordinance Enforcement and Guidance, Garbage Pick-up and Recycling, Yard Debris Pick-up, Limited Junk Removal, Cemetery Lot Sales as well as Maintenance, Library and Museum, Park and Recreation Facilities including a 24/7 Fitness Room, Afterschool Program, and many other Recreation-Related Programs. 

The Town of Faison has several Advisory Board and Committees, and I would like to encourage you to consider serving in some capacity.  These various boards and committees are just a small but impactful way that we continue to make Faison a great place to live, work and visit.  Though we are small in size, we are big in heart!

Mayor Carolyn Kenyon administering the Oath of Office to newly elected Mayor Billy Ward.
Commissioner Christy Allen taking the Oath of Office administered by Mayor Billy Ward.
Mayor Billy Ward administering the Oath of Office to Commissioner Lee Kennedy.

Role and Functions of Mayor

  • The Mayor is recognized as the Head of the Municipal Government and is its Spokesperson. He/She presides at the monthly meeting of the Town Board.
  • He/She helps the Town’s Financial Officer prepare the annual budget for the Town Board’s consideration.
  • He/She administers the adopted budget.
  • He/She has overall administrative responsibility for day-to-day Town business and daily supervision of Town Department Staff.
  • He/She has some limited independent powers such as nominating members to the Town’s Citizen Boards for the town Board’s consideration.