The Town of Burnsville has hired Heather Hockaday as a fulltime administrator. The town council voted unanimously at last Thursday’s meeting to hire her. Hockaday has served as a contract attorney for the town for the past six years and will continue as in-house counsel. She is also a former town council member. Hockaday graduated from Mtn Heritage High School, the University of Chapel Hill and Campbell University of Law. She has practiced law, along with her husband in Burnsville since 1992. She currently resides in Madison County with her husband and five children. Hockaday is the granddaughter of Mark Bennett, who served many years as Mayor of Burnsville. Mayor Theresa Coletta said that she has advocated for a full-time administrator for years and that Hockaday is extremely qualified for the job with her knowledge of town and county government, her experience as a former council member, her commitment to her hometown and her desire to see the town progress.