Commissioners

Milton CampbellMilton Campbell

Vice-Chairman

Milton Campbell, a native of Taylorsville, is married to Donna Clanton Campbell and has 3 children, Ashley Webber, Mitch Campbell, and Logan Campbell.

He is a 1979 graduate of Alexander Central High School and a 1983 graduate of Elon College. He has been employed with First Community Bank for 16 years and currently serves as Regional President.

Milton was elected to serve as Alexander County Commissioner on November 4, 2014. He will hold the position of Vice-Chairman for 2016.

Email: mcampbell@alexandercountync.gov


Josh LailJosh Lail

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 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.

Email: jdlail@alexandercountync.gov


Ryan MayberryRyan Mayberry

Chairman

Ryan Mayberry lives in the Bethlehem community with his wife Tracy and two children; Caroline and Connor. He is 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 attends First Baptist Church, is a NC Licensed General Contractor and a NC Real Estate Broker and is a member of the Hickory-Catawba Valley Homebuilders Association, the NC Homebuilders Association, and the National Association of Homebuilders. He has served on the Board of Directors of the NC Homebuilders Association and the Hickory-Catawba Valley Homebuilders Association and was 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 Chairman for 2016.

Email: rmayberry@alexandercountync.gov


Ronnie ReeseRonnie Reese

Ronnie Reese and his wife Vilas reside in the Wittenburg Community. They have 3 children, son Matthew and wife Ashley, daughters Marissa and husband Mark Austin, and Mikayla and husband Dustin Wilson. Grandchildren include McCray, Makenna, and Makensley Austin and Victoria Reese.

Ronnie is a lifelong resident of Alexander County and has worked with Allstate Insurance Company in the Claims Department since 1987. He served 8 years on the Alexander County Board of Education which included 8 years on the Budget Committee and 2 years as Chairman. He has also served on numerous county committees. Ronnie and Vilas attend Macedonia Baptist Church where he serves as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Choir Member.

Ronnie was elected to serve his first term as County Commissioner on November 4, 2014.

Email: rreese@alexandercountync.gov


Larry YoderLarry Yoder

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. Grandchildren include Ava & Jackson Yoder and Rachel & Michael Vaughan.

Larry is a member of First Baptist Church where he has served in the past as Sunday School Director and deacon. He 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, former chairman of the Alexander County Recreation Committee, and the current Vice-Chair of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments.

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.

Email: lyoder@alexandercountync.gov


County Manager & Clerk to the Board

Jamie Starnes & Rick French Jamie Starnes
& 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.