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 under the 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 a store in Huntersville for more than two decades. You can find me there most days."


  1. Commissioner Dan Boone


  1. Dan Boone

    Commissioner
    Phone: 704-621-0546

    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."