Ben Willis, Mayor Pro Tem


Council: 2011 to Present

Mayor Pro Tem: 2015 to Present


  • Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute Director Technology Services and Education for Corporate and Continuing Education
  • Former Small Business Owner


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Philosophy from University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • B.A. in Education Appalachian State University

Current & Past Boards & Affiliations

  • President of Caldwell Education Foundation
  • Caldwell Chamber of Commerce - Chair Workforce Development Committee
  • Lenoir Business Advisory Board
  • Lenoir Uptown Business Association - Past President
  • Southern Economic Development Council
  • Caldwell Job Link
  • North Carolina Technology Association - Board of Advisers
  • National League of Cities - Small Cities Committee
  • National League of Cities Information Technology and Communications Steering Committee
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments - Planning Board