The City of Gastonia operates under the Council-Manager form of government in which a professionally trained City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer for city government. The City Manager manages the day-to-day operations of the overall municipal organization. Based upon adopted ordinances, policies, and budgets by the elected Mayor and City Council, the City Manager is responsible for providing the effective management, supervision, and leadership to city staff necessary for the cost effective delivery of public services.
City Manager: Michael C. Peoples
Assistant City Manager - Development and Special Projects: J. Philip Bombardier
Assistant City Manager - Adminstrative Services and Public Safety: V. Todd Carpenter
Assistant City Manager - Operations: Vacant
City Clerk: Sherry H. Dunaway
Deputy City Clerk: Candice G. Owenby