(3/3/20) Town Hires Finance Director

Town of Waxhaw Hires New Finance Director 

3/2/20 - Waxhaw, N.C. – The Town of Waxhaw has hired Rosemary Bernauer to serve as the new Finance Director for the town under the Finance department.

Bernauer brings over 15 years of accounting experience to her role as Finance Director. Prior to joining the Town of Waxhaw staff, Bernauer served as the Staff Accountant for the Town of Indian Trail. She also served as the MAC Accountant for Smart Start of Mecklenburg County. One of Bernauer’s proudest roles is Chair of the State Board for the North Carolina Council of Developmental Disabilities, a cause close to her heart. She hopes to bring the values of advocacy and empathy to her role as Finance Director. “It’s not just about money,” Bernauer said of her approach to finance, “it’s about being able to communicate with the community and explain why each piece of the finance puzzle is important.”

On February 19th, Bernauer was introduced to Waxhaw 101 participants and immediately engaged with the group, answering questions about the annual budget process for municipalities. Within minutes, the room could gauge the enthusiasm she has for finance and the opportunity to work with Waxhaw leadership. “There’s a new Mayor, a newly elected Board, and soon a new Town Manager. I’m excited about starting at the ground level and using my skills to help the town move forward,” Bernauer said of her role.

Bernauer began her role on February 17th and will be formally introduced to the community at the March 10th Waxhaw Board of Commissioners regular meeting at 6:30 PM in the Waxhaw PD Community Room (3620 Providence Rd. South, Waxhaw, NC).

The Town of Waxhaw is located south of Charlotte, North Carolina in Union County. The town has grown tremendously over the last decade to become a popular hub of restaurants, retail, and community events. The town was incorporated in 1889 and celebrated its 130th anniversary in March 2019.


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