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Claudia Bray
Town Administrator / Finance Officer
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Office Phone: (910) 371-2432 x 101
Mobile Phone: (910) 540-4035

Claudia Bray, the Town Administrator, is responsible for the day-to-day town’s operation. Claudia’s professional experience includes grant and municipal administration, finance, and planning. Claudia holds two bachelor’s degrees: Public Administration and Business Management both obtained through Shaw University. She also holds a Municipal Clerk Certification with North Carolina and IIMC.

Appointed by Navassa’s Town Council, Claudia serves as the administrative head for the Town of Navassa. In addition to managing the town’s daily operation, Claudia manages and oversees all town departments, supervise town staff, and coordinates special projects. Her major responsibilities include, but are not limited to budget preparation, implementation of policy set by Council, advise Council on the town’s financial position and future needs of the Town, ensure the implementation of polices and activities in each Town department, represent the Town Council and the Town of Navassa in business with other agencies. Claudia also researches and proposes alternative approaches for achieving Council objectives and present data to assist Council in policy development and ordinance adoption.

Claudia’s oversight of the town’s finances includes the development of fiscal policies that ensure a financially sound and effective operating of Town Government. While managing the town, Claudia provides clear and concise information to elected officials, citizens, and other agencies in a timely manner. Claudia’s ensures that her careful watch over the town’s accounts and financial reporting complies with Government Accounting Standards.

Claudia also serves as the Human Resources Official for the town. She handles all Human Resource services and Personnel issues that include maintaining personnel records, employee benefits, and employee and Council payroll records.


Michelyn Alston
Town Clerk / Deputy Finance Officer
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Office Phone: (910) 371-2432 x 102

Appointed by Navassa’s Town Council, Michelyn Alston, is the Town Clerk and Deputy Finance Officer. “Missy” as often referred to holds a Municipal Clerk Certification with North Carolina and IIMC. As Town Clerk, Michelyn performs the statutory roles that include, but not limited to the following:

• Provide administrative support services for Mayor and Town Council members
• Attend all Town Council meetings
• Generate and distribute Council meeting agendas
• Transcribe and compose meeting minutes
• Coordinate meetings and travel arrangements for Council members
• Give notice of Council and Committee meetings
• Compose and attest all resolutions and ordinances of the town
• Provide follow-up on Council actions
• Administers oath

Michelyn is the custodian of records and is responsible for the safekeeping of all Town meeting minutes, contracts, deeds, and easements.

As Deputy Finance officer, Michelyn is responsible for the following:

• Maintain Town’s accounts payable system
• Issue checks to vendors
• Review internal controls and adhere to established payable procedures
• Maintain vendor files
• Review and audit selected pay authorizations

In addition, Michelyn maintains the accounts receivable system including customer files and grant receipts, review internal controls, and adhere to established accounts receivable procedures.