Quick Facts

Creative energy thrives in Lenoir. From the entrepreneurs who made Lenoir the furniture manufacturing center of the South to the employees of local biotech and cyberspace industries, Lenoir has always been a place where people forge partnerships to build a better future. Come create with us!

General Information

Here are some general facts about Lenoir:

  • City Tax Rate: 57¢
  • Rescue Readiness Tax: .85¢
  • Downtown District Tax: 20¢
  • Annual Budget: $28 Million
  • Full-time Employees: 264 employees
  • Part-time Employees: 87 employees
  • Land area in square miles: 19.64
  • Population (2021): 18,50
  • Median household income: $42,411
  • Households: 7,397
  • Largest Employer: Bernhardt Furniture Co. employees over 1,000 people

Sources: US Census and North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management

City Council

The City of Lenoir City Council consists of 8 members, the mayor and 7 council members. The City of Lenoir City Council consists of the mayor and seven council members. Each member has served since year shown to the right of their name.

  • Joe Gibbons, Mayor, 2005
  • Crissy Thomas, Mayor Pro Tem, 2013
  • Jonathan Beal, 2017
  • Kent Greer, 2022
  • Todd Perdue, 2003
  • Ike Perkins, 2013
  • Ralph Prestwood, 2019
  • David Stevens, 2003

Related Documents

  1. City Manager
  2. Communication & Public Info
  3. Downtown Economic Development
  4. Finance
  5. Fire
  6. Parks & Recreation
  7. Planning & Community Dev
  8. Police
  9. Public Services
  10. Facilities

City Manager

Scott Hildebran is the City Manager for Lenoir. The City Manager supervises the City Clerk. Some of his day-to-day duties include:  

  • Manages day-to-day operations of the City
  • Oversees the City’s 28 million budget            
  • Serves as Council’s chief adviser, and carries out Council’s policies
  • Handles scheduling for City Council, creates Council agendas, records Council minutes
  • Advertises all public meetings and hearings and compiles and distributes the Council agendas and Council Calendars
  • Supervises department heads

Quick Facts page updated April 22, 2023