Douglas Matheson

Title: Mayor Pro Tem

Municipality: Town of Blowing Rock

Position Interested In: At-Large Elected Official

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 currently serve as one of the at large directors for the League. Would like to continue to help the League in any way I can. With spending my first term doing mainly zoom meetings would love to be able to socially interact with my colleagues. I find that way works best to help each other see how we are trying to handle our governmental problems. I hope we will continue to work to achieve the 2030 vision.

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.

I have been elected to vice chair of the High Country Council of Governments along with Mayor Pro Tem for Blowing Rock. I serve on the Finance Committee for the NCLM. Additionally, I serve on the Watauga County Parks and Recreation and on the Executive Board for the Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue.

Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities. 

I graduated Watauga High class of ’75. Retired from Appalachian State University with 38 years in. I was a plumber. Retired from Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue with 30 years in at the rank of Chief. This was a volunteer position. I am a member of the Blowing Rock Historical Society and the Blowing Rock Arts and History museum. 

Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees? 

  • CityVision Annual Conference

  • Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days

  • Legislative Goals Planning Events or Process

  • Regional Meetings

  • Legislative Policy Committee

Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.

I think I have 100% participation in all the meetings since being elected to an At-large  position along with my appointment to the Tax and Finance Committee.