Kill Devil Hills received its municipal charter from the North Carolina General Assembly on March 6, 1953. There are five members of the governing board operating a council-manager government. Policy making authority is vested in the governing board and among other things the board is responsible for establishing policy, adopting ordinances, adopting the Town's operating budget, appointing boards and committees, and appointing the Town Manager and Town Attorney.
(L-R: Commissioner Terry Gray, Commissioner John Windley, Mayor Ben Sproul, Commissioner B.J. McAvoy, Mayor Pro Tem Ivy Ingram)