The Burlington City Manager is appointed by the City Council to manage the day-to-day operations of the city's government, overseeing all municipal services and departments. The City Manager's Office carries out the policies approved by the City Council and keeps the City Council informed of the City's financial status as well as other affairs of the City.
David Cheek is currently serving as Interim City Manager. Cheek has over 30 years of experience in governmental service, most recently serving as the City Manager for the City of Mebane. Since his retirement from Mebane, he has worked in Business Development and Client Services for Bobbitt Construction, focusing on Alamance and Orange Counties. Previously, Cheek served as Finance Officer, Assistant County Manager, and County Manager with Alamance County government and as Vice President – Administrative & Fiscal Services at Alamance Community College.