County Manager's Office
The County Manager is responsible for general administration of all county service areas and agencies under the guidance of the Board of Commissioners and for maintaining effective relationships with semi-autonomous and autonomous agencies. The County Manager implements commissioner goals and policies and advises the commissioners on financial matters, services and other issues.
County Manager

Cindy Coto, County Manager

Cynthia Coto has been the County Manager for the County of Union since November 15, 2010.

Prior to relocating to North Carolina, Ms. Coto was a resident of Central Florida from 1970 to 2010 and spent 36 years in local government service.  Prior to being Union County’s Manager, Ms. Coto was the County Manager in Seminole County, FL for 3 ½ years and Volusia County, FL for 5 years.

Ms. Coto earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in liberal studies with an emphasis in business administration, elementary education, social science and humanities.   She has been a member of ICMA (International City/County Management Association) for 30 years and is a credentialed manager.  Ms. Coto is a member of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, a Board Member of the United Way of Union County, and a member of the Monroe Rotary.

She and her husband Michael have two sons and one grandson.

Assistant to the County Manager
Wes Baker - Assistant to the County Manager

Wes Baker has served as Assistant to the County Manager since August 2012.

Baker, a life-long resident of Union County, has served as Internal Auditor since 1999. For the past two years, he has also served in the positions of Interim County Manager, Interim Assistant County Manager and Interim Finance Director. Before coming to Union County, he served as a field tax auditor for the N.C. Employment Security Commission. Baker is also an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran.

Baker is a graduate of Monroe High School and earned his bachelor of arts in business administration and bachelor of science in accounting from UNC Charlotte.


Cynthia Coto
County Manager
500 N. Main Street, Suite 918
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: 704-283-3636
Fax: 704-282-0121

Wes Baker
Assistant to the County Manager

500 N. Main Street, Suite 820
Monroe, NC  28112
Phone:  704-283-3636
Fax:  704-282-0121

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