Mayor and Commissioners

The Town of Huntersville Mayor and Board of Commissioners are elected for two-year terms during non-partisan elections held in odd-numbered years - elected officials are currently serving their 2021-2023 term.

Huntersville operates as a council-manager form of government, which establishes the Town’s policies that are carried out by the Town Manager and staff.

  1. Mayor Melinda Bales


  1. Melinda Bales

    Mayor
    Phone: 704-728-9643

    First elected to serve: 2011
    Resident: since 1999 
    Hometown: Johnson City, TN
    Education: East Tennessee State University
    Family: Married, two sons

    Current Appointments:
    Commerce Station, Communications Liaison, Huntersville Government Affairs, Lake Norman Economic Development, Metropolitan Transit Commission, North Meck Alliance

    “We are a proud military family. My husband is a Navy veteran, and one son currently serves in the Army.” 


  1. Mayor Pro Tem Stacy Phillips


  1. Stacy Phillips

    Mayor Pro Tem
    Phone: 704-533-4685

    First elected to serve: 2019
    Resident: Proud to be a Native 
    Hometown: Huntersville, NC
    Education: Appalachian State University

    Current Appointments:
    Ada Jenkins Center, Age-Friendly Meck, Centralina Council of Governments, Huntersville Government Affairs, Visit Lake Norman

    Alternate Appointments:
    Lake Norman Economic Development, Metropolitan Transit Commission, Veterans Liaison

    “My family has owned and operated Old Store Produce in Huntersville for more than two decades. You can find me there most days.”


  1. Commissioner Dan Boone


  1. Dan Boone

    Commissioner
    Phone: 704-948-1685

    First elected to serve: 2015
    Resident: since  1997
    Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
    Education: University of Tampa
    Family: Two adult children

    Current Appointments:
    Age-Friendly Meck, Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics, Huntersville Fire Department Liaison, NC Power Agency #1, Traffic Impact Analysis Subcommittee

    Alternate Appointments:
    Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Huntersville Police Liaison, Huntersville Chamber, Lake Norman Chamber

    “I retired in 2002 after 30+ years with Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer.”


  1. Commissioner Rob Kidwell


  1. Rob Kidwell

    Commissioner
    Phone: 704-517-3607

    First elected to serve: 2013-2017, 2021
    Resident: since  2009
    Hometown: Kansas City, KS
    Education: Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg Kansas
    Family: Married, one daughter, two rescue dogs

    Current Appointments:
    Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics, Olde Huntersville Historic Society, Parks & Recreation Committee, Traffic Impact Analysis Subcommittee, Veterans Liaison

    Alternate Appointments:
    Communications Liaison, NC 73 Council of Planning

    "[We are] expecting a baby in March 2022.”


  1. Commissioner Amber Kovacs


  1. Amber Kovacs

    Commissioner
    Phone: 704-877-4871

    First elected to serve: 2021
    Resident: since 2020
    Hometown: Dunedin, FL
    Education: University of Central Florida, University of Florida, and University of West Florida
    Family: Married, two children

    Current Appointments:
    Huntersville Chamber, Lake Norman Chamber

    Alternate Appointments:
    Centralina Council of Governments, Greenway, Trail & Bikeway Commission, Huntersville Ordinance Advisory Board, North Meck Alliance, Public Art Committee

    “[When I] moved to Huntersville…it felt like I was finally where I was meant to be.”


  1. Commissioner Lance Munger


  1. Lance Munger

    Commissioner
    Phone: 443-615-0638

    First elected to serve: 2019
    Resident: since  2012
    Hometown: Pueblo, CO
    Education: Community College of Denver and Columbia College
    Family: Married, two sons

    Current Appointments:
    Huntersville Ordinance Advisory Board, Huntersville Government Affairs, Municipal Education Advisory Committee, Public Art Committee, Traffic Impact Analysis Subcommittee

    Alternate Appointments:
    Ada Jenkins Center

    "I have 20+ years working in IT as a consultant and regular employee, mostly in the Business Intelligence (BI) realm.”


  1. Commissioner Derek Partee


  1. Derek Partee

    Commissioner
    Phone: 980-255-0663

    First elected to serve: 2021
    Resident: Built our home in 2004, became a permanent resident in 2010
    Hometown: Hempstead (Long Island), NY
    Education: Southern University, Long Island University (C.W. Post) 
    Family: Married, three sons

    Current Appointments:
    Greenway, Trail & Bike Commission,  Huntersville Police Liaison, NC 73 Council of Planning, Parks & Recreation Committee, Planning Coordinating Committee  

    Alternate Appointments:
    Huntersville Fire Liaison, Municipal Education Advisory Committee, Olde Huntersville Historic Society, Visit Lake Norman

    “[I am a] retired Federal and New York State Criminal Investigator, and currently licensed as a private investigator in North Carolina."