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 Chairman for 2017.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Peal, originally from Ohio, has lived in the Ellendale Community since 2007. He is happily married to his wife Renee and together they have 3 children, Savannah, Baylee, and Elijah. Jeff and his family are active members of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church in Hiddenite where he serves as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.
He is a graduate of River Local High School, West Liberty State College (undergrad), and Gardner-Webb University where he earned a Masters in School Administration and a doctorate in Educational Leadership. Jeff retired from the State of North Carolina after a successful career including High School Teacher and Coach for 13 years, Principal and Assistant Principal for 7 years, and 9 years at the Alexander County Central Office serving as Executive Director of Human Resources, Associate Superintendent, and Interim Superintendent for 9 years. He is currently employed as a Team Sales Representative for Cooks Incorporated and teaches in the Masters and Doctoral Program at Gardner-Webb.
Jeff was elected to his first 4-year term to the Alexander County Board of Commissioners on November 8, 2016.
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, Victoria Reese, and Rhett Wilson.
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. He will hold the position of Vice-Chairman for 2017.
County Manager & Clerk to the Board
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. He 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.