(RALEIGH) -- Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons has been named to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Mayors Association, a new organization of North Carolina mayors dedicated to improving life in all of the state’s municipalities by seeking public focus on and finding solutions to critical issues facing the state.
Mayor Gibbons is among 11 mayors serving on the board. The group is an affiliate organization of the North Carolina League of Municipalities formed specifically to provide a platform for all of the state’s mayors to work together to address the major goals and challenges of cities and towns.
The organization was formed this fall, with a goal of bringing attention to the challenges facing North Carolina cities and towns, as well as sharing best practices that can improve residents’ quality of life.
“The North Carolina Mayors Association will offer a tremendous opportunity for NC mayors to network and learn from each other. Good government happens when we all work together and mayors can be the influence to make that occur,” said Wake Forest Mayor and board chair Vivian Jones. “I know Mayor Gibbons will do a great job and will bring a unique perspective to our discussions based on his experiences in Lenoir.”
Mayor Gibbons is serving his second four-year term as mayor of Lenoir and had previously served terms on the Lenoir City Council from 2005-2011. In addition to the Mayors Group, Gibbons currently serves on the NC League of Municipalities Risk Management Board of Trustees, and he previously served on the NC League of Municipalities Board of Directors.
“I look forward to serving with other mayors from across the state,” Gibbons said. I think this will be a really good group, and I think we’ll be able to accomplish a lot of things for cities and towns all across North Carolina.”
Gibbons said many municipalities are addressing similar issues such as housing needs and economic development. The Mayors group will be a good way to share ideas about what works and what doesn’t.
“In Lenoir we have specific issues to work on, and I hope by networking with other mayors, we’ll learn better ways to accomplish our goals,” Gibbons said.
About the League
The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a membership association of 540 great hometowns – representing nearly every municipality in the state. The League advocates for its members, from the largest city to the smallest village, on the full range of legislative issues that affect municipalities.
For more than 100 years, the League has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services – as directed by its membership.