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Government Affairs

Advocating on behalf of our Shareholders and Investors is critical to our ability to help our community grow and it is one of the most important reasons to partner with the Catawba County Chamber. We have committed to understanding the issues that are most important to the business community and advocate for or against those issues in order to protect business interests. We strive to serve as a go-to source for well-considered public policy, and to have a thoughtful impact on policy-making at the local and state level.

Every strong community in the nation has a strong chamber of commerce supporting it. Issue advocacy plays a vital role in that support, and we will continue to advocate for issues that will grow jobs and make our community stronger.

LAND USE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

This powerful board is composed of representatives from the Chamber, the Realtors Association and the Homebuilders Association who review and lobby for local land-use policies which affect how Catawba County will grow positively in the future.

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS & OFFICES

Being politically engaged requires you to know both our elected officials and key government officials.  Below is a chart with contact information for local and state officials as well as important government offices.

County Government

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Chair
Randy Isenhower
(828) 465-2143

Vice Chair
Barbara Beatty
(828) 320-0370

Austin Allran 
(828) 381-9395

Kitty Barnes
(828) 478-2240

Sherry Butler
(828) 464-9312

COUNTY MANAGER’S OFFICE

County Clerk
Barbara Morris
(828) 465-8209

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

County Manager
Mick Berry
(828) 465-8201

Assistant County Manager
Alison Alexander 

Deputy County Manager
Mary Furtado 

CATAWBA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

(828) 464-2424

Sheriff
Don Brown
(828) 464-5241

Register of Deeds
Donna Spencer
(828) 465-1573

CATAWBA CONSERVATION DISTRICT

District Administrator
Randy Willis
(828) 465-8950

Education Coordinator
Leia Hamlyn
(828) 465-8950

SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION

Soil Conservation Technician
Blake Henley 
(828) 465-8950

District Supervisors
David Caldwell
(828) 244-4116

Julia Elmore 
(828) 302-4954

Laura Parnell
(828) 302-0448

Susie Devine
(828) 461-2012

Steve Killian
(828) 256-9142

Local Education

NEWTON-CONOVER CITY SCHOOLS

Newton District
Tim Hayes – Vice Chair
(828) 850-9504

Phillip Heath
(828) 291-8506

Jim Stockner 
(828) 302-0174

Conover District

Robbie Gonzales – Chairman
(828) 465-7269

Jeanne Jarrett
(828) 446-6309

Mark W. Pennell 
(828) 466-2046

HICKORY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Ward 1
Beth Meadlock
(704) 910-7453

Ward 2
Sarah Ferrell Temple
(828) 261-0824

Ward 3
Ittiely Carson – Vice Chair
(828) 228-5144

Ward 4
Mike B. Heard
(828) 962-6474

Ward 5
James Brinkley
(828) 312-4095

Ward 6
Amy C. Monroe
(828) 381-9498

Member at Large
Bryan D. Graham – Chairman
(828) 303-0083

CATAWBA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

Chair
Leslie Barnette 
(828) 446-0134

Vice Chair
Glenn Fulbright 
(828) 428-8042

Ronn Abernathy
(828) 244-1388

Becky Brittain
(828) 241-3985

Donna Lutz Carpenter
(828) 465-2855

Annette Young Richards 
(828) 464-9766

Jeff Taylor 
(828) 308-7978

City & Town Government

CITY OF HICKORY

Hickory City Hall
(828) 323-7400

Mayor
Hank Guess 
(828) 294-7757

City Council
Ward 1 
Tony Wood
(828) 267-0799

Ward 2 
Charlotte WIlliams
(828) 302-3205

Ward 3 
Danny Seaver 
(828) 322-5155

Ward 4
David Williams 
(828) 238-7039 

Ward 5 
David Zagaroli 
(828) 217-7228

Ward 6 
Jill Patton 
(828) 781-1155

City Manager
Warren Wood 
(828) 323-7412

City Clerk
Debbie Miller
(828) 323-7409

City Attorney
John W. Crone, III

CITY OF NEWTON

Newton City Hall
(828) 695-4300

Mayor
Eddie Haupt 
(828) 464-0881

City Council
Beverly Danner 
(828) 465-2364

Jody Dixon 
(828) 310-1763

Jerry T. Hodge 
(828) 464-0110

Ed T. Sain
(828) 381-7006

John Stiver
(828) 612-0989

Anne Abernathy Wepner
(828) 464-1151

City Manager
Todd Clark
(828) 695-4259

City Clerk
Amy Falowski
(828) 695-4265

City Attorney
John Cilley, IV
(828) 464-2371

CITY OF CLAREMONT

Claremont City Hall
(828) 466-7255

Mayor
Shawn R. Brown
(828) 459-1649

City Council
Les Morrow
(828) 217-0811

Dayne L. Miller
(828) 459-0094

Lee Miller
(828) 381-8985

Chris Reese
(828) 446-1471

M. Dale Sherrill
(828) 459-2192

City Manager
Jason Brown
(828) 466-7255

City Clerk
Wendy Helms
(828) 466-7255

City Attorney
Robert M. Grant
(828) 464-2391

TOWN OF CATAWBA

Catawba Town Hall
(828) 241-2215

Mayor
Donald Robinson
(828) 241-2563

Town Council
Donald (Donnie) Allen
(828) 241-3856

Jeffery W. Hendren
(828) 241-4834

Patrick H. Laney
(828) 241-3546

Carroll Yount
(828) 241-2151

Town Manager
Chase Winebarger
(828) 241-2215

Town Clerk
Kathy Johnson
(828) 241-2215

Town Attorney
Blair Cody
(828) 323-2776

CITY OF CONOVER

Conover City Hall
(828) 464-1191

Mayor
Lee Moritz, Jr.
(828) 464-2497

City Council
Don Beal
(828) 464-6801

Mark Canrobert
(828) 302-0606

Bruce Eckard
(828) 466-2411

Joie Fulbright
(828) 464-4957

Kyle Hayman
(828) 466-1306

City Manager
Donald E. Duncan, Jr.
(828) 464-1191

City Clerk
Cara C. (Chris) Reed
(828) 464-1191

City Attorney
Martin Pannell
(828) 464-0700

TOWN OF BROOKFORD

Brookford Town Hall
(828) 322-4903

Mayor
Thomas Schronce, Sr.
(828) 851-6332

Town Council
Charles Bargsley
(828) 639-4614

Sue Noblitt
(828) 327-4502

James Weaver
(828) 294-4563

Bill McGregor
(828) 238-3657

Town Manager & Clerk
Marshall Eckard
(828) 322-4903

Town Attorney
Redmond Dill
(828) 874-2813

TOWN OF MAIDEN

Maiden Town Hall
(828) 438-5000

Mayor
Max Bumgarner, Jr. 
(828) 428-8789

Town Council
Danny Hipps 
(828) 228-1846

Trina Michael
(828) 428-8180

Beth Poovey Rudisill 
(828) 310-7422

Bob Sigmon 
(828) 244-9331

Ronnie Williams
(828) 302-6221

Town Manager
Todd Herms
(828) 428-5020

Town Clerk
Elizabeth Krige
(828) 428-5010

Town Attorney
Scott Conrad
(828) 466-3858

TOWN OF LONG VIEW

Long View Town Hall
(828) 322-3921

Mayor
Marla Thompson
(828) 327-6987

Town Alderman, Ward 1
Randall Mays
(828) 326-3362

Town Alderman, Ward 2
Gary Lingerfelt
(828) 238-4209

Town Alderman, Ward 3
Thurman VanHorn, Jr.
(828) 302-0870

Town Alderman, Ward 4
David Elder
(828) 327-4922

Town Alderman, Ward 5
Dallas Tester
(828) 228-1117

Town Administrator
David Draughn 
(828) 322-3921

Town Clerk
Stephanie Watson
(828) 322-3921

Town Attorney
Jimmy R. Summerlin, Jr
(828) 322-4663

State Government

Governor
Roy A. Cooper
(919) 814-2000

COUNCIL OF STATE

Lieutenant Governor
Mark Robinson
(919) 733-7350

State Treasurer
Dale R. Folwell
(919) 814-4000

State Auditor
Beth Wood
(919) 807-7500

Commissioner of Labor
Josh Dobson
(800) 625-2267 

Attorney General
Josh Stein
(919) 716-6400

Secretary of State
Elaine F. Marshall
(919) 807-2005

Commissioner of Insurance
Mike Causey
(919) 733-3058

Superintendent of Public Instruction
Catherine Truitt 
(919) 807-3300

Commissioner of Agriculture
Steve Troxler
(919) 733-7125

Legal Counsel
(919) 733-9080

Committee for Education
(919) 715-3535

Press Office
(800) 662-7005

NC SENATOR

42nd District
H. Dean Proctor 
(919) 733-5876
dean.proctor@ncleg.net

NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

89th District
Mitchell S. Setzer
(919) 733-4948
Mitchell.Setzer@ncleg.net

96th District
Jay Adams
(919) 733-4111
Jay.Adams@ncleg.net

 

National Government

UNITED STATES SENATORS

Richard Burr
Republican
(202) 224-3154

Thom Tillis
Republican
(202) 224-6342

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVES

Patrick McHenry
10th District
(828) 327-6100
www.house.gov/mchenry

 

Virginia Foxx
5th District
(336) 778-0211
www.house.gov/foxx