City Manager

The City Manager's office conducts the overall administration of the City as prescribed by North Carolina General Statutes; coordinates all activities and carries out all policies and actions of the Eden City Council.

Stephen (Brad)ley Corcoran, ICMA-CM

International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager Since April 2011.


Master of Urban Affairs, Virginia Tech:  1986
Bachelor of Science - Community Development & Regional Planning, Concord College:  1984
Bachelor of Arts - Political Science & Geography, Concord College:  1984 & 1986

Continuing Education

Includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Municipal Administration, Institute of Government – School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Water & Wastewater Utility Capital Planning, Institute of Government – School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Certificate of Study in Economic Development – Virginia Institute for Economic Development. Recipient of the Maud Battle Johnson award for Outstanding Student.
  • Dynamics of Supervision – East Coast Leadership, Inc.
  • 154-page hard-bound dissertation on “The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 And Its Financial Impact On Virginia Municipalities”
Municipal Government Work Experience: 

  • City Manager – Eden, North Carolina:  2001-Current
  • Town Manager – New Market, Virginia:  1993 – 2001
  • Town Manager – Vinton, Virginia: 1990 – 1993
  • Assistant Town Manager/Planner – Wytheville, Virginia: 1987 – 1990
  • Town Manager – Narrows, Virginia: 1986 – 1987
  • Intern/Research Assistant, City Manager’s Office  – Martinsville, Virginia: Summers 1982 – 1984

Community Involvement:  

Includes but is not limited to the following:  

  • Past Member of Morehead Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors – 6 Years
  • Past Member and President of New Market, Va. and Eden, NC. Rotary Clubs
  • Past Assistant District Governor, Area 2, District 7570, Rotary International – 3 Years
  • Recipient of District 7570 “Outstanding Club President” Award from the District Governor
  • Recipient of District 7570 “Compass 2000” Award from the District Governor
  • Past Assistant Troop Leader – Boy Scout Troop 567, Eden, NC.
  • Past Volunteer for Football, Baseball and Softball Programs @ Holmes Middle School and Morehead High School – 15 Years
  • Past Volunteer Coach @ Eden YMCA and Eden Parks & Recreation
  • Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary International