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.

General Information

Here are some general facts about Lenoir:

  • City Tax Rate: $0.58
  • Rescue Readiness Tax: $0.0085
  • Downtown District Tax: $0.25
  • Annual Budget: $25 Million
  • Full-time Employees: 258 employees
  • Part-time Employees: 104 employees
  • Population (July 1, 2016, estimates): 17,973 people
  • Land area in square miles: 19.64 square miles
  • Population per square mile: 928.1 miles
  • Largest Employer: Bernhardt Furniture Co. employees over 1000 people
  • Median household income: $31,064

City Council

The City of Lenoir City Council consists of 8 members, the mayor and 7 council members:

  • Joe Gibbons, Mayor, 2005
  • Ben Willis, Mayor Pro Tem, 2011
  • Jonathan Beal, 2017
  • Todd Perdue, 2003
  • Ike Perkins, 2013
  • David Stevens, 2003
  • Crissy Thomas, 2013
  • Vacant
  1. City Manager
  2. Communications
  3. Downtown Economic Development
  4. Finance
  5. Fire
  6. Parks & Recreation
  7. Planning
  8. Police
  9. Public Utilities
  10. Public Works
  11. Facilities

City Manager

Scott Hildebran is the City Manager for Lenoir. The City Manager supervises the City Clerk.

  • Manages day-to-day operations of the City
  • Oversees the City’s ~25 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

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