Davidson town board

Installation, retreat prepare new board for next year’s duties 

DAVIDSON – At a mostly ceremonial session highlighted by the installation of three new commissioners, the town board honored outgoing members, continued the mayor pro tem assignment for third-term commissioner Jane Campbell and finalized organizational and committee liaison appointments. The Dec. 14 session – conducted with reduced public participation due to COVID protocols – featured the start of new terms for […]

ELECTION 2021: Meet the Davidson town board candidates

DAVIDSON – Eight town residents are candidates in the Nov. 2 election for five seats on the Davidson town board. The field includes current commissioners Jane Campbell and Autumn Rierson Michael and fellow candidates Jeff Boyd, Matthew Dellinger, Ryan Fay, Tracy Mattison Brandon, Tim Neal and Dan Ryan. Three current board members – Matthew Fort, Jim Fuller and David Sitton – […]

Candidates declare for north Mecklenburg municipal posts

Election season has begun and the most activity among municipal office candidates in north Mecklenburg is in Huntersville, where a new mayor will be selected. Following the July 16 candidate filing deadline, eight candidates have entered the race for five seats on the Davidson town board. Those already filed to compete in the Nov. 2 election include current board members […]

Davidson board seeks input on policy, property donation

DAVIDSON – The process of weighing positive aspects against potential repercussions emerged in two different conversations at the town board’s May 11 meeting. One was triggered by an update on the generally supported idea of creating a non-discrimination ordinance for the town, which led some elected officials into the exploration of multiple “what if” scenarios and resulted in a general sense […]

‘This is how you do this’: Leaders laud affordable housing partnership

DAVIDSON – For decades, affordable housing – the growing need for it, and the downward trend in opportunities in a community that has remained one of the highest-demand real estate markets in the state – has been a perpetual point of conversation in Davidson. The recognition that rising housing costs posed a hardship for many who work in Davidson – […]

OMB, housing projects near Cornelius-Davidson border elicit conversations

DAVIDSON – A look ahead concerning issues that have become regular topics – social equity, affordable housing and sustainability – highlighted the most recent Davidson Town Board proceedings, but there was also a brief preview of a potential new point of contention brewing along the town’s southern border. Separate reports from a new municipal department focused on equity and inclusion […]

Hellos and goodbyes highlight Davidson town board discussion

DAVIDSON – Personnel transitions were part of the program during the town board’s Oct. 27 virtual session. At the outset, Town Manager Jamie Justice introduced the newest addition to the town’s administrative staff – Housing and Equity Director Eugene Bradley. The meeting also included a formal farewell to Town Attorney and Affordable Housing Manager Cindy Reid, and a decision to […]

Davidson board endorses removing marker honoring professor, Confederate general

DAVIDSON – Continuing its engagement with town history and state-installed historic sign matters, the Davidson town board has authorized Mayor Rusty Knox to submit an official request to the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program for the removal of a marker commemorating the burial site of a Confederate officer. Citing the program’s guidelines stating that a “double-marking” of an individual […]