Commissoner Melinda Bales is serving her fourth term as commissioner. She was elected to the Huntersville Town Board in 2011. On Dec. 4, 2017, Bales was selected by her colleagues to serve as mayor pro-tem. Prior to joining the Town Board, she was both a member and chair of the Huntersville Greenway, Bikeway and Trails Commission.
Born and raised in Johnson City, Tennessee, Bales earned a business degree from East Tennessee State University. Earlier on, Melinda worked as a trainer and quality manager for a Fortune 50 company. Upon relocating to North Carolina, she stayed home to raise and care for her two boys. Locally, Bales spent six years of her career as the Women’s Ministry lay director at Christ Community Church.
When Bales’ children began public school, she became involved at Torrence Creek Elementary – first as a room parent, then as membership chair of the PTA, and finally as PTA president. Melinda’s passion for issues in local schools led to her strong interest in local government.
Melinda is always looking for opportunities to serve and give back to the community. Her hobbies include serving the Town, spending time with family, singing and hiking.