Board of Directors

 

Directory of Elected Officials in Region A

The Southwestern Commission Board of Directors is made up of elected officials in the seven counties and seventeen municipalities within Region A’s service area. Southwestern Commission’s current Board of Elected Officials are as follows:

CHEROKEE

Dan Eichenbaum, Chair, Cherokee County Commissioner
C.B. McKinnon, Cherokee County Commissioner
Cal Stiles, Cherokee County Commissioner
Gary Westmoreland, Cherokee County Commissioner
Roy Dickey, Cherokee County Commissioner
Nancy Curtis, Mayor, Town of Andrews
Bill Hughes, Mayor, Town of Murphy

CLAY

Clay Logan, Chair, Clay County Commissioner
Randy Nichols, Clay County Commissioner
Robert Penland, Clay County Commissioner
Rob Peck, Clay County Commissioner
Ed Roach, Clay County Commissioner
Harry Baughn, Mayor, Town of Hayesville

GRAHAM

Keith Eller, Chair, Graham County Commissioner
Raymond Williams, Graham County Commissioner
Dale Wiggins, Graham County Commissioner
Connie Orr, Graham County Commissioner
Jacob Nelms, Graham County Commissioner
Sarah Houston, Mayor, Town of Fontana Dam
James Hager, Mayor, Town of Lake Santeetlah
Steve Hooper, Mayor, Town of Robbinsville

HAYWOOD

Kirk Kirkpatrick, Chair, Haywood County Commissioner
Michael Sorrells, Haywood County Commissioner
Bill Upton, Haywood County Commissioner
Kevin Ensley, Haywood County Commissioner
Brandon Rogers, Haywood County Commissioner
Mike Ray, Mayor, Town of Canton
Jerry Walker, Mayor, Town of Clyde
Saralyn Price, Mayor, Town of Maggie Valley
Gavin Brown, Mayor, Town of Waynesville

JACKSON

Brian McMahan, Chair, Jackson County Commissioner
Charles Elders, Jackson County Commissioner
Boyce Deitz, Jackson County Commissioner
Ron Mau, Jackson County Commissioner
Mickey Luker, Jackson County Commissioner
Michael Fitzgerald, Mayor, Town of Dillsboro
Kolleen Begley, Mayor, Village of Forest Hills
Lynda Sossamon, Mayor, Town of Sylva
Tracy Rodes, Mayor, Town of Webster

MACON

James Tate, Chair, Macon County Commissioner
Ronnie Beale, Macon County Commissioner
Gary Shields, Macon County Commissioner
Paul Higdon, Macon County Commissioner
Karl Gillespie, Macon County Commissioner
Bob Scott, Mayor, Town of Franklin
Patrick Taylor, Mayor, Town of Highlands

SWAIN

Phillip Carson, Chair, Swain County Commissioner
Ben Bushyhead, Swain County Commissioner
Danny Burns, Swain County Commissioner
Kenneth Parton, Swain County Commissioner
Tom Sutton, Mayor, Town of Bryson City