Administration

Administration

The Administration Department is made of up the Town Manager, two Assistant Town Managers, and a Staff Attorney.

The Administration Department serves all departments and the Town Council. View the Town’s mission and vision.


 

David Hollis

David Hollis

Town Manager

Mr. Hollis has served as Leland’s Town Manager since 2011. A Leland native, he attended NC State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. He holds a Master of Business Administration from UNC-Wilmington.

Mr. Hollis has a professional background in engineering, project management, and water resources in both government and private-sector organizations. He holds certifications in water treatment and distribution, as well as in wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal.

In 2013, he was named Cape Fear Council of Government's Manager of the Year.


 

Niel Brooks

Niel Brooks

Assistant Town Manager

Mr. Brooks has been an Assistant Town Manager since 2017, having previously served the Town of Leland in several roles since 2006: Operation Services Director; Director of Parks, Recreation and Environmental Programs; and Planner.

A native of North Wilkesboro, N.C., Mr. Brooks earned his Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Administration from UNC-Wilmington.

He is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional.


 

Missy Rhodes

Missy Rhodes

Assistant Town Manager

Ms. Rhodes has been an Assistant Town Manager since 2017, having previously served as the Town's Finance Director for approximately three years. 

Originally from Cambridge Springs, Pa., she attended Penn State University where she received a bachelor's degree in accounting.  

Ms. Rhodes has approximately 20 years of accounting experience, 18 of which include management experience, in a variety of industries, including financial and telecommunications. She is a Certified N.C. Local Government Finance Officer.


 

Corrie Evans

Corrie Evans

Staff Attorney

Ms. Evans joined the Town as Staff Attorney in 2022.

She is originally from Mechanicsville, Va., but came to call North Carolina home when she attended Campbell University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. For law school, Ms. Evans attended Regent University School of Law and earned a Juris Doctor degree.  

Ms. Evans is a North Carolina licensed attorney, former North Carolina Court of Appeals Judicial Law Clerk, and most recently served the City of Wilmington as an Associate City Attorney.