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Stallings Town Council 2021-22 Priorities and Strategies
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Mayor and Council
Mayor Wyatt Dunn
"I am a Charlotte native and have lived in Stallings for 22 years. I have served on the town council since 2005, 8 years as a councilman and I'm beginning my second term as your Mayor. I graduated from Independence High School in Mint Hill and Appalachian State with a degree in Community and Regional Planning. I married my high school sweetheart, Terri, and have 3 children, Matthew, Tyler, and Allie. I also have two grandchildren, Keegan and Sloan. I've been a member of First Baptist Indian Trail Church for 22 years. I'm also on the Charlotte Board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the past 4 years. My proudest moment as a member of the Stallings town council is the two tax decreases passed. Thank you for your support!"
Always striving to provide town services efficiently and effectively.
Big picture strategic planning is very important to the “right” growth of Stallings.
Worked with state and county leaders to get attention and prioritization for town issues.(Roads, Fire Services, Hotel tax, infrastructure funding, and others).
Amended our local development ordinance to create more walkable activity centers.
Completed the town’s first Economic Development strategy with a goal of balancing commercial and residential growth. The towns’ tax base is heavily residential.
Member of the subcommittee for the Atrium Hospital development, which is the largest private investment in Union County.
Met face to face with property owners to lay groundwork for a mixed-use town center around our town hall and municipal park.
Authorized sidewalk repairs and approved a new prioritization system to identify and repair dangerous sidewalks.
Strengthened our post-construction stormwater controls to help prevent flooding, and currently working to resolve backyard flooding issues throughout Stallings.
Pushed for and adopted a new prioritization process for repaving neighborhood streets to save money and improve the condition of our roads.
David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Miami University, and a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology with a Certificate in Performance Improvement from East Carolina University. Currently, he is a technology consultant specializing in online learning.
In 2008-2012, David was a member of the Union County School Board. On the UCPS Board he co-chaired the Strategic Planning and Technology Committee, and served on the Finance Committee and Technology Council. For six years, he served on the NC State Advisory Board overseeing the NC Virtual Public School and the NC School Board Association’s Legislative Committee.
Prior to his service on the School Board, David was very active in both school and community committees. He is presently entering his 19th season as a golf coach, Currently he is the varsity boys and girls coach at Porter Ridge High School. David resides in Stallings, NC with his wife of 40 years,. They raised two daughters: The Scholls regularly attend Matthews United Methodist Church.
Mayor Pro Tempore Lynda Paxton
Lynda Paxton is a lifelong resident of the Stallings area. She previously served as the Mayor of Stallings from 2005-2013 and was elected to the council position in 2017. Lynda holds a Masters Degree in School Psychology from Winthrop University and a Bachelors degree in psychology from East Carolina University. She is currently self- employed as a Realtor and broker/owner of Paxton Properties. She previously worked as a School Psychologist in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for more than 20 years before retiring in 2000. Lynda has one daughter Meredith, son in law, Garrett, and two grandchildren who are also residents of the town. As a returning member to council, Lynda remains committed to transparency of town government, fiscal accountability, effective communication, and citizen engagement.
Council Member Heather Grooms
"I am a Charlotte native and graduated from Butler High School in 2000. After high school I went into the salon/spa industry where I’ve had a wonderful career that allows me the opportunity to have a flexible schedule for other interests in my life. My passion is volunteer work of all types. I volunteer as a hairstylist with the homeless and shut ins. I also volunteer at my two girls’ school and in my neighborhood of Fair Haven. My favorite group to work with is my women’s group at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church because we do a community project every month for various needs in Union County where my husband, Jason, and I have lived for the last 16 years."
Council Member Steven Ayers
"Shortly after graduating with a Computer Science degree from Clemson University in 1995 (Go Tigers!), I moved to Charlotte to pursue my career in technology. My wife, Michele, and I made Stallings our home in 1998 and welcomed our our son, Thomas, in 2003. I’ve enjoyed nearly two decades of working for Bank of America in various roles. Outside of work, I can often be found running audio/visuals at First Baptist Church of Matthews, volunteering with the local animal rescue groups and wrenching on my vintage automobiles."
Council Member Brad Richardson
From 1999 to 2014, Brad supported Charlotte’s economic development priorities, serving in various roles under five different Charlotte Mayors and four City Managers. As head of economic development for the City of Charlotte, he worked in the areas of public policy and municipal finance to recruit businesses to the area, redevelop emerging business districts and create public-private partnerships. In 2014, he joined Stifel Nicolaus & Company, a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm, to help families and business owners make good financial decisions. Brad is a native of Union County, graduated from Sun Valley High School and was a Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been married to Jennifer for 25 years, and now has two sons in college and one in high school.
Overview & Purpose
The Town of Stallings shall have the Council‑Manager form of government and the administration thereof shall be provided in Part 2, Article 7 of Chapter 160A‑147 of the North Carolina General Statutes. The Council shall consist of six (6) members, not including the Mayor. The Town of Stallings shall therefore be divided into six (6) single‑member electoral districts. Council members shall be apportioned to these districts so that each member represents the same number of persons as nearly as possible. Candidates shall reside in and represent the districts according to the apportionment plan adopted by the Town Council, but all the qualified voters of the Town shall elect all candidates. (Am. Ord. passed 4‑5‑2001; Am. Ord. passed 5‑13‑2002)
Sec. 4. The Mayor shall be elected by the qualified voters of the town for a term of four years, and shall be entitled to vote on matters before the Council only if necessary to break a tie. (Am. Ord. passed 4‑11‑77; Am. Ord. passed 8-2005)
Sec. 5. The municipal elections shall be nonpartisan and decided by a simple plurality, and shall be held and conducted by the county board of elections in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 163 of the General Statutes. At each biennial election thereafter, the number of Council positions to be filled at such election shall be filled for terms of four years.
Rules of Procedure
Town Council Rules of Procedure