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.


On August 17, 2020, Jon Mendenhall started his career as City Manager at the City of Eden.


A High Point native, Mendenhall served as Town Administrator of Carolina Shores, N.C. from 2014-2020 and County Manager of Gates County, N.C. prior to that. At his time of appointment, he had 16 years of local government experience, having started his career in Stanly County, N.C. as a Planner. Mendenhall earned his Masters of Science degree in Technology Systems with a concentration in quality control from East Carolina University, a certificate in Project Management from N.C. State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from UNC Chapel Hill. He is a current board member of the North Carolina Resource Conservation and Development Association and Cape Fear Resource Conservation and Development, non-profits engaged in economic development and resource conservation in predominantly rural North Carolina. As an ICMA Credentialed Manager, Mendenhall is committed to professional and quality principles in local government.


“At the end of the day, each resident, employee, and economic development prospect are all customers and we must emphasize an approach to customer service that adds value to our relationship with that customer,” Mendenhall remarked. “We must consistently communicate that value in order to be the very best version of ourselves.”