administration building
The administrative staff works in the Town Hall building.

The administrative staff oversees the daily operations of the Town. It includes the Town Manager, Town Clerk, Administrative Services Director, and an Office Assistant/Receptionist. The administrative staff directory is below and contains e-mail addresses. If you wish to send e-mail to one of these staff members, simply click their e-mail address. All of the Town’s administrative staff works at Town Hall, which is located at 101 Veterans Memorial Drive. The phone number is (252) 261-3552 and the fax number is (252) 261-7900.


Administrative Staff

Melody Clopton, Town Manager

Melody Clopton joined the Town of Kitty Hawk in December 2010.  Melody has many years of Human Resources and administrative experience in a variety of industries including Legal, Retail, Non-Profit Health Care and Government.

Ms. Clopton earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society of Human Resources Management.

After dreaming of living on the Outer Banks her whole life, Ms. Clopton made the move in 1999. She resides in the Town of Manteo.

Email Melody at [email protected]


Laura M. Walker, Administrative Services Director

Laura Walker joined the Town of Kitty Hawk in March of 2023.  Laura has a diverse background in Human Resource Management starting her career with the Walt Disney Company and working for International organizations such as Alcoa.  She has also worked in Association Management and  Professional Service Firms.

Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Rollins College in Winter Park Florida and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Central Florida.  She has been certified as a Global and Senior Professional of Human Resources by HRCI and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional.

Laura has been in the Outer Banks since February 2017, settling in Southern Shores.

Email Laura at [email protected]


Sandy Myers, Office Assistant/Receptionist

Sandy moved to the Outer Banks in 1983 from Fairfax, Virginia to be closer to the beach she so dearly loves. She accepted a job at the Kitty Hawk Town Hall in July of 2002 as the Office Assistant/ Receptionist, AKA the Town OAR. She likes to say she is the Wal-Mart greeter as she is the first contact you have when you come to the Town Hall. Sandy loves the Town so much she not only works for it but also resides there. She says she can work, sleep, and hunt for her beloved sea glass all in the same zip code!

Email Sandy at [email protected]