Jody McLeod

Title: Mayor

Municipality: Town of Clayton

Position Interested In: District Representative (District 4)

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 am a long time member of the league. I was co chair of the 2030 vision committee. I have previously served as a board member and afterwards asked to serve as a BOT for the RMS and was co-chair of RMS as well. I want to get back to my roots on the board of directors and continue to move towards the 2030 vision. I want to make sure we are addressing the diversity issues facing all cities and towns in NC and promote the league as a go to resource for this and many other challenges we face. I have been mayor for 18 years in a fast growing small town for 18 years and want to use my leadership skills to forward and promote the NCLM and our members.

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.

  • Mayor of Clayton 18 years

  • Co chair RMS board of Trustees

  • Interest in marketing promoting and branding the NCLM

  • Creating a space for diversity and inclusion

  • And a constant resource and guide for all municipalities

  • I have a full understanding of local government and municipal leadership

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

  • BS in Management from East Carolina University

  • Retail florist small business owner for 27 years

  • National Floral design Educator for Teleflora

  • Former President of Johnston Community College Foundation

  • Lifelong member First Baptist Church Clayton

  • Product development marketing and branding for Syndicate Sales Inc.

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

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

I have been a committed leader for the NCLM on many levels and areas of service. I am an experienced leader, effective communicator and loyal member to our league and would appreciate the vote of confidence to continue to be in service to our members and our state. Thank you for you consideration and your service to the NCLM.

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