Town Manager's Office

At its Aug. 25, 2020, meeting, the Indian Trail Town Council officially selected Michael (Mike) McLaurin as the new Town Manager. McLaurin assumed his new responsibilities on Aug. 31.

McLaurin has many years of local government experience. He is well known in Union County, having served as Waxhaw Town Manager from 2007 through April 2014. Since then, he has served as interim manager in four North Carolina cities and towns—Claremont (twice), Oxford, Angier, and Selma. Public service as a town manager runs in his family—his brother Bob McLaurin served as Town Manager in Vail, Colorado, and Jackson, Wyoming, and retired in 2018.

McLaurin also teaches undergraduate political science courses as a part-time lecturer at UNC-Charlotte. Early in his career, he worked as a communicator/supervisor with the Charlotte Police Department. He then served as a staff member of the Centralina Council of Governments in Charlotte for 22 years, assisting local governments in the nine-county region.

McLaurin earned a Master of Public Administration degree from UNC-Charlotte after completing an associate in arts degree in law enforcement from Central Piedmont Community College and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Pfeiffer University.

He is a native of Laurinburg, which is named for his family. He and his wife Catherine live in east Charlotte.

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