Mayor and Commissioners

The Town Commissioners meet the first week of each month for their regular business meeting at the Highland Community Center at 131 Hoffman Rd. Meeting dates will be posted in the news section of this website with advance notice. Any special called meetings are posted on the bulletin board outside Town Hall at 110 West Allenton Street, on this website Events Calendar, and on social media.

Attending town meetings in Mount Gilead is a great way to stay informed about local issues and to have your voice heard on matters that affect the community. Town meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions, share concerns, and provide input on issues that affect the town. By attending town meetings, residents can learn about upcoming events, proposed changes to town ordinances, and other important matters related to the town’s governance and administration. Town meetings are also a great way to connect with other community members and to get involved in local affairs.

In addition to regular town meetings, Mount Gilead also has various advisory boards and commissions that meet regularly to discuss specific issues, such as the Planning and Zoning Board and the Parks and Recreation Commission. These meetings are also open to the public and provide an opportunity for community members to get involved in shaping the future of the town.

We would love for you to be involved in our community. If you would like to attend, please call Town Hall to be sure of the location. During these unprecedented times and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Mount Gilead reserves the right to meet virtually via Zoom Communications. Any virtual meetings are open to the public and join information will always be posted on the Events Calendar section of this website listed under the date of the meeting.

Meet your Mayor and Town Commissioners!

Sheldon Poplin Morley
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Mayor Pro Tempore

Tim McAuley
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Paula Covington
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Mary Lucas
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Vera Richardson
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Welcome from Mayor Sheldon!

Hey y’all,

Welcome to Mount Gilead, a place where community, history, and natural beauty converge to create an extraordinary small-town experience. As the Mayor of Mount Gilead, it’s my honor to introduce you to our little slice of the world, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of North Carolina. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, Mount Gilead offers a unique blend of historical richness, scenic landscapes, and a vibrant community spirit that is both welcoming and warm.

Mount Gilead is more than just a place; it’s a community where every individual matters. We’re committed to fostering a supportive environment where businesses thrive, education is valued, and residents can enjoy a high quality of life. Our town events, from the festive Christmas Parade to the lively Fall Festival, embody the spirit of togetherness and community pride.

As Mayor, my goal is to ensure that Mount Gilead continues to flourish while maintaining the small-town charm that we all cherish. I’m dedicated to listening to and serving the needs of our community, and I encourage each of you to get involved, share your ideas, and contribute to the growth and success of our town. I am here to amplify your voice, not talk over you.

Whether you’re here to explore, to relax, or to find a place to call home, Mount Gilead welcomes you with open arms. Discover the warmth and friendliness that make our town a wonderful place to live and a delightful destination to visit.

If you want to get in touch with me online outside of my email or phone number, you can go here or find me on social media.

Advancing our community together,

Sheldon Poplin Morley
Mayor of Mount Gilead