The Seven Devils Administration Department consists of the people who do the everyday work of making the Town function. Our current administrative staff consists of Johnathan Harris, Police Chief & Town Manager, Helga Sappington, the Finance Officer, and Hillary Gropp, Town Clerk.

Town Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM to take your phone calls, answer your questions, and do whatever we can to help ensure that the affairs of Seven Devils run smoothly and efficiently.

Get to know the Administrative Department:


Johnathan Harris, Town Manager (

 Johnathan Harris has served with the Town of Seven Devils Police Department since August 2007 as a Police Officer. He was promoted to Police Chief in February 2019. In October 2022 the Town Council selected Johnathan as the new Town Manager.

Helga Sappington, Finance Officer (

 Helga K. Sappington has been the Finance Officer for the Town of Seven Devils since May 2015. Helga immigrated to the United States in 1992 and is a dual citizen. Helga received her Business Degree in a German State school.

Hillary Gropp, Town Clerk (

 Hillary Gropp worked in the banking industry in Florida as a Customer Service Representative, then as Statewide Trainer for the Branch Automation department.  
Hillary attended the UNC School of Government and has earned two certifications: CMC from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks &  NCCMC from the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks.