Gary McClure

Title: Mayor

Municipality: Town of Rutherford College

Position Interested In: District Representative (District 11)

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.

Presently District 11 has no one representing them. There will be difficulties and challenges that may be unique to each district. I want to insure my district has a voice and presence on the Board as we navigate the future together. I sincerely appreciate your consideration.

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.

My servitude began in 1997 when I was elected to the town council. I served in that capacity until being appointed Mayor in 2012 to finish the term of Mayor Huffman.who had passed away. I was elected Mayor in 2013 and again in 2017. My term expires this year but I plan to file for reelection.

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

Following High School I attended trade school while working for Bristol Electronics. I started my 40 plus years in telecommunications in 1973. During those early years I worked as a switching technician, testboard operator, Copper and Fiber cable splicer and customer service technician. I spent the last years working in the Marketing Department where we engineered, installed and maintained large phone systems and data networks.

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 Lobby Days

  • Legislative Policy Committee

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

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