Assistant City Manager, Quentin T. McPhatter

As a member of the City of Gastonia’s management team, Mr. Quentin McPhatter will oversee Development Services, which includes the engineering, planning and building inspection divisions, and Economic Development.
Mr. McPhatter has nearly 20 years of local government experience including 11 years in managerial positions. He served as town administrator for Green Level, North Carolina; interim city manager and deputy city manager for Kingsland, Georgia; and assistant county manager for Cumberland County, North Carolina.  Mr. McPhatter is a native of Wagram, North Carolina, and graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication. He received his Master of Public Administration degree from North Carolina Central University, graduating with cum laude distinction. He also completed the UNC School of Government Municipal Administration course and the University of Georgia Certificate of Local Government Management program. He is an active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) where he achieved credentialed manager status.

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