Larry Yoder and his wife Hazel live in the Taylorsville community. Larry has a son, Alex (A.Y.) Yoder and wife Stephanie; a stepson, Alex Godwin; and a stepdaughter, Julia Vaughan and husband Brian. He also has 4 grandchildren, Rachel and Michael Vaughan as well as Ava and Jackson Yoder.
Larry is a member of First Baptist Church where he has served in the past as Sunday School Director and deacon.
Larry has served as a member of the Taylorsville Fire Department, past president of the YMCA Management Council, past president of the Taylorsville Lion’s Club, past president of the Taylorsville Jaycees, past president of the Alexander Central Cougar Club and the Alexander Central Advisory Committee. He is a member and past president of the Brushy Mountain Shrine Club and a former chairman of the Alexander County Recreation Committee.
Larry graduated from Lincolnton High School and attended Western Carolina University, Gaston College, and Catawba Valley Community College.
Larry was elected to his first 4-year term on the Alexander County Board of Commissioners on November 2, 2004. He was re-elected in 2008 and again in 2012. He will hold the position of Chairman for 2015.
Ryan Mayberry lives in the Bethlehem community with his wife Tracy and daughter Caroline. He is a Financial Services Representative as well as the owner of a Construction and Development Company that acquires, develops, and builds residential real estate. Mr. Mayberry graduated from Alexander Central High School and Appalachian State University. He is a NC Licensed General Contractor, a NC Real Estate Broker, and holds various Insurance and Securities licenses. He is a member of Taylorsville Presbyterian Church, the Hickory-Catawba Valley Homebuilders Association, the NC Homebuilders Association, and the National Association of Homebuilders. He has served as a church elder and also serves on the Board of Directors of the NC Homebuilders Association and the Hickory-Catawba Valley Homebuilders Association. Mr. Mayberry will be the 2013 President of the Hickory-Catawba Valley Homebuilders Association.
Mr. Mayberry was first elected to the Alexander County Board of Commissioners in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012. He will hold the position of Vice-Chairman for 2015.
Milton Campbell was elected to serve as County Commissioner on November 4, 2014.
Josh Lail lives in the Bethlehem community with his wife Mollie and his children Hannah, Haley, Lizzie, and Lawson. He is the son of Gary and Sarah Jenkins Lail.
He is a 1995 graduate of Alexander Central High School and a 1999 graduate of Gardner Webb University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also played 4 years of NCAA Golf. Josh is Owner/Real Estate Broker of Bethlehem Realty, Inc. DBA RE/MAX Traditions as well as Owner/General Contractor of Josh Lail and Company, LLC.
As a member of the Alexander County Board of Education from 2004-2012, he served as Chairman in 2001 and Vice-Chairman in 2008 and 2012. Other activities include Deacon and Small Group Leader at Bethlehem Baptist Church, recreational sports coach, and past member of the Alexander County Comprehensive Planning Committee and Gardner Webb University Bulldog Club Board of Directors.
Josh was elected to serve a 4-year term as Alexander County Commissioner on November 4, 2014.
Ronnie Reese was elected to serve as County Commissioner on November 4, 2014.
County Manager & Clerk to the Board
& Rick French
The Clerk to the Board’s duties include documenting and preparing minutes for the monthly Commissioner’s Meetings, as well as other scheduled meetings that the County Commissioners are in attendance. The Clerk to the Board also maintains appointments for county boards and committees, maintains the minutes and agendas on the county web page, maintains county ordinance books, assists the County Manager in daily procedures, and performs other activities directly related to actions of the County Commissioners.
The Alexander County Manager is Rick French, has served as manager since April 1999. The Board of Commissioners designates a County Manager to serve as the head administrator to all departments under the Board’s authority. The County Manager’s duties include supervision of all county departments, boards, agencies, and all activities performed by each including budget expenditures; preparation of the annual county budget; and supervision of all County officers and any other duties as required by the County Commissioners. The County Manager consults with the County Attorney on a regular basis and keeps the County Commissioners informed of all aspects of county government and issues at hand.