Ward 2 - David Kirlin

Dr. Dave Kirlin was elected to City Council in November 1999 and has begun serving his seventh term after being re-elected in November 2015 and 2017.   Councilman Kirlin is a local businessman and is the founding partner of Gaston Foot and Ankle Associates, P. A.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, his Masters Degree from Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.  He is married to the former Nan DeCristofor and has three children: Becca, Hanna, and Maddie.

Organizations and Affiliations
  • Elected – November 1999
  • Re-Elected - November 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017
  • Chairman, Recreation Advisory Committee, 1999 to present
  • Chairman, Audit/Bids/Insurance Committee
  • Chairman, Facilites/Management Committee
  • Member, Personnel, Schiele Museum, and Centralina Council of Government City Council Committees
Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding Young Man of America, US Jaycees, 1982
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 1976
  • Eagle Scout, 1970
  • NC Podiatrist of the Year, 1999
Organizations and Affiliations
  • President, North Carolina Podiatric Medical Association, 1996-1997
  • Past Trustee, Treasurer, and Vice-President, North Carolina Podiatric Medical Association, 1989-1996
  • Member, Schiele Museum of Natural History, Schiele Society
  • Member, Gastonia East Rotary Club
  • PTA President, Gardner Park Elementary School, 1993-1994
  • President, Southeast Gastonia Concerned Citizens Association, 1992-1994
  • Member, First United Methodist Church
  • Member, Catawba Lands Conservancy


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