Title: Council Member
Municipality: Town of Blowing Rock
Position Interested In: Elected Official At-Large
Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.
I would like to continue serving with NCLM and contribute as the League has done for Blowing Rock and the cities and towns across the state. I continually try to learn and share our experiences with communities everywhere in North Carolina. An initiative I would like to see is the partnering of the League with small towns and rural areas to make sure no child is limited by access to technology. Our granddaughter, like many NC students, lives in an area that has no adequate internet service. She has to complete homework and currently all schoolwork at another location before she can go home every night. I am interested in bringing awareness and collaborating to provide a solution to this situation for every North Carolina student in the future. Each child should have the opportunity and support to have any advantage available as the educational process changes for everyone.
Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.
This is my third term as a Councilperson. I serve on the Transportation Committee, the Watauga County Parks and Rec Board, the Intergovernmental Board for the County, the Executive Committee for Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue and the Board of Directors for the High Country Council of Governments. I currently serve on the Tax and Finance committee for the NCLM after serving 4 years on General Government for NCLM.
Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities.
I'm a graduate of Watauga High School in Boone, NC. I retired from Appalachian State University after 37 years as a plumber. Retired Volunteer Fire Chief from Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue after 30 years. Served 3 years as PTA President. Past Chairman of Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Board.
Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees?
CityVision Annual Conference
Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days
Advocacy Goals Conference
Legislative Lobby Days
Legislative Action Committees
Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.