Town Manager's Office


The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Town. The position is responsible for the overall management of all departments.

Bill Summers was hired as Town Manager for Knightdale in February of 2017. 

Bill SummersMr. Summers' experience as Town Manager includes the Towns of Lillington, and Kenly, NC.  Mr. Summers also has experience as a Senior Planner for the Town of Wake Forest, as Human Services Planner for Wake County, and as a Transportation Planner for the Capital Area Planning Organization (CAMPO) with the City of Raleigh. 

Bill received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina State University. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Government’s Municipal Administration Program and the Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA), and is a Credentialed Manager with the International City / County Management Association (ICMA).

Bill's hobbies include golf and boating with his family.  Sports and outdoors being a focus of his interests as well as his children's, he is an avid supporter of Parks & Recreation both as a coach and game announcer.  

He married his high school girlfriend whom he met in the fall of 1989, and though they have been away for a while, Bill and his family have been focused on coming back to Wake County.  "We are returning residents and really enjoy the quality of life here." Bill said.  Bill's previous experience in Wake County has equipped him with a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding that will assist Knightdale in making the right decisions for Knightdale residents.

You may contact the Town Manager's Office:

Knightdale Town Manager
950 Steeple Square Court
Knightdale, NC 27545

You can reach Mr. Summers at 919-217-2202 or Email