Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor


Mayor: 2011 to present

Mayor Pro Tem: 2007 to 2011

Council Member: 2005 to 2011


  • Owner of Gibbons Electric Company/Gibbons Associates, Retired


  • Bachelor of Science 1974 Appalachian State University
  • UNC School of Government Advanced Leadership Corps
  • UNC School of Government & North Carolina League of Municipalities
    Local Elected Leaders Academy Mentor

Current Boards & Affiliations

  • Appalachian Former Athletes Association Board Director & Past President
  • Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation Community Leaders Council
  • Caldwell UNC Healthcare Board of Directors, Chairman
  • Caldwell County Sports Hall of Fame Inductee 2010
  • Caldwell County Sports Hall of Fame Committee
  • Caldwell County Schools Hall of Honor Committee
  • Caldwell Community College Foundation Board of Directors & Executive Committee
  • City-County Coordinating Committee
  • Foothills Regional Airport Authority Board Chairman
  • First Baptist Church of Lenoir Deacon
  • Hibriten Masonic Lodge Number 262
  • Impact by the Rotary Club of Lenoir
  • Lenoir Business Advisory Board
  • Lenoir York Rite Bodies
  • North Carolina Blackberry Festival Hall of Fame Inductee 2019
  • North Carolina League of Municipalities Legislative Policy Committee
  • North Carolina League of Municipalities Risk Management Board of Trustees & Executive Board
  • North Carolina Mayors Association Board of Directors Vice Chairman
  • Oasis Shriners District Representative 
  • Order of the Long Leaf Pine - December 2016
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments Policy Board & Executive Committee
  • Yokefellow of Caldwell County Board of Directors

Past Boards & Affiliations

  • Appalachian State University Alumni Council Advisory Board Director
  • Appalachian Yosef Club Advisory Board Director
  • BB&T Bank Advisory Board Director
  • Caldwell Rotary Club, Charter Member
  • City of Lenoir Planning Board
  • City of Lenoir Board of Adjustments
  • Caldwell County Chapter Appalachian Yosef Club President
  • Caldwell County Library Task Force Committee
  • Lenoir Economic Development Board Chairman
  • Lenoir Optimist Club Board Director
  • North Carolina League of Municipalities Board of Directors