About Me

Hello, my name is Karl Gillespie, and I am currently Macon County District II County Commissioner.  I am a fifth generation Maconian and am very proud to be from Macon County.  In 1999, I started National Communications, Inc. (NCI) with one technician, since then NCI has grown to become a regional company providing the installation and maintenance of all types of low voltage services, including phone systems, security, camera, fiber optic and IT services.  I am actively involved in our community as a member of the Macon County Planning Board, Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees and Macon County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.  I am a Member of First United Methodist Church. I am married to Janet Taylor Gillespie and have one son, Logan.

Thank you Macon County!

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It is very humbling to have this opportunity. I would like to thank Charlie Leatherman for being a great candidate and for the campaign he ran. I will not take the responsibility of Commissioner lightly, and will serve all the citizens of Macon County to the best of my ability.

Commissioners Voting Record

Motion

Jim

Tate

Karl

Gillespie

Ronnie

Beale

Paul

Higdon

Gary

Shields

SONCVET Interlocal Agreement Amendment (For) Second (For) Motion (For) (For) (For)
Resolution exempting engineering services (Pannell Lane waterline) (For) (Against) Second (For) (For) Motion (For)
2017 Committee Liasion Assignments/ Elimination of certain committees (For) Second (For) Motion (For) (For) (For)
Contract for scrap tire disposal (For) Motion (For) (For) (For) Second (For)
Scaly Mountain Recreational Agreement (For) Second (For) Motion (For) (For) (For)
Ratification of Email Poll (County act as General Contractor, Robert C. Carpenter ) (For) (For) (For) (For) (For)
Ratification of email poll (Revised Pictometry Contract) (For) (For) (For) (For) (For)
NCACC Voting Delegate (Ronnie Beale) (For) Motion (For) (For) (For) Second (For)
Knoop Tax Settlement (For) (For) Motion (For) Second  (For) (For)

Motion

Jim

Tate

Karl

Gillespie

Ronnie

Beale

Paul

Higdon

Gary

Shields

Amendment to FY 16-17′ NC Forest Service Agreement  (for)  (for) Motion (for)  (for) Second (for)
Revised Agreement with East Coast Risk Mgmt.  (for)  (for)  (for) Motion (for) Second (for)
Amendment to Ritter Architecture Contract  (for)  (for)  (for) Motion (for) Second (for)
Watauga Vista Settlement  (for)  (for) Motion (for)  (for) Second (for)
Pictometry Contract  (for)  (for) Second (for)  (for) Motion (for)
Riechmann Property Tax Commission  Settlement  (for)  (for) Motion (for)  (for) Second (for)
Additional funds for Highlands Gym Roof  (for)  (for) Motion (for)  (for) Second (for)

Motion

Jim

Tate

Karl

Gillespie

Ronnie

Beale

Paul

Higdon

Gary

Shields

Election of Chairman Jim Tate (for)  (for) Motion (for)  (for) Second (for)
Election of Vice Chairman Ronnie Beale Second (for)  (for)  (for)  (against) Motion (for)
Official Bonds For Public Officials  (for)  (for) Motion (for)  (for) Second (for)
2017 Meeting Schedule  (for)  (for) Second (for)  (for) Motion (for)
Macon County Stats

24,187

Voters in Macon County

9,521

Registered Republicans

7,587

Registered Independents

6,990

Registered Democrats

My Key Issues

Economic Development

We should promote an economic climate in Macon County that attracts new business and encourages our present business to expand and grow. We must be as aggressive as possible in competing for new businesses.

Education

We should support the highest standards of education for our children, they are the future of Macon County.  Class sizes should be maintained to promote effective learning.  We should create a pathway for all of our high school graduates who aspire to further education.

Financial Accountability and Transparency

Every dollar must be spent wisely. We must constantly work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government.  This can be done while providing the citizens of Macon County all the services they are accustomed to, while keeping taxes as low as possible.

Preservation of our Natural Resources and Quality of Life for all Residents

Macon County is blessed with natural beauty that many other areas do not have. The land, air and water that we all benefit from must be preserved for future generations. This can be done while using our natural resources for outdoor recreation and tourism, while maintaining the small town atmosphere and rural character of Macon County.

Sustainable Employment Opportunities

Sustainable employment co exists with economic development, jobs and opportunities expand when the economy expands.  We should work towards the development of good and decent jobs that allow citizens to grow and better themselves.

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