Honorable Clarence R.

"Bucky"

Jernigan

Mayor

 

Term Expires: November 2021

310 E Brown Street

Randleman, NC 27317

336-626-2042

As Mayor, Clarence R. Jernigan, or as he is better known to the citizens of Randleman, “Bucky”, has seen many changes during his tenure.  Mayor Jernigan has helped to guide the completion of Commerce Square, the creation of the North Carolina Food Truck State Championship, renovation of Stout Street Park, and completion of a new Public Works Building.  The Mayor says that these projects are part of the reason that he ran for his position because moving the City in a forward direction will “help to make it a better place to live, work and raise a family.”  Guiding Randleman’s future is the main goal for Mayor Jernigan.  He says that “we have completed a number of projects but we’re not done yet.  We’re looking to complete more recreational areas and host activities that will attract more working families and businesses to our City so that we may continue to grow and prosper.”

           

Mayor Jernigan has been a resident of Randleman for 50 years and when asked what he likes best about the City of Randleman, says, “I like everything in the City. It’s HOME.” To help others become acclimated and gain the hometown feeling that Randleman and Randolph County has to offer, Mayor Jernigan participates in many community oriented organizations.  These include the Masonic Lodge 699 Scottish Rite and the Randolph Shrine Club.  He is also a Charter Member of the Randleman Civitans Club and is a Trustee for Burnett’s United Methodist Church.  Mayor Jernigan is the Owner and Operator of Heath ATM and Amusements located in Randleman.

 

Gary B. Betts, Sr.

Mayor Pro-Tempore

Ward At-large

Term Expires: November 2019

110 Weaver Street

Randleman, NC 27317

336-402-1428

randlemanfirst@gmail.com

 

As the Director of Randleman’s First United Methodist Church’s Your Place at the Table Program, Gary Betts understands what it takes to serve the public.  Alderman Betts says that he chose to run for his seat “to serve my community and hopefully make Randleman a better place for all.”  In leading the church’s program, which has served over 16,000 meals during the program’s incumbency since 2012, Alderman Betts has come to learn how rewarding public service truly is.  When asked what he enjoys most about the City of Randleman, Alderman Betts said, “Everything, but mostly the way the community comes together to accomplish goals, address issues and serve the public.” 

Alderman Betts spent 31 years working with AMP, Inc/Tyco International as an Electronic Manufacturing Division Supervisor, where he gained valuable insight as to what makes an organization successful.  Carrying this knowledge into the public sector, Alderman Betts has high expectations for the City of Randleman to make sound financial decisions but still continue to progress into one of North Carolina’s premier towns in the future.  He says that his goal for the City of Randleman is “to make a great place a little better.” 

Alderman Betts is also a charter member of the Randleman Civitans Club and is Chairman of the “In God We Trust” Committee, that was formed to oversee and advise the placement of the United States of America’s official motto, “In God We Trust” on various city buildings and vehicles.

 

T. Renee Bryant

Alderwoman

Ward 1

Term Expires: November 2019

417 S. Stout Road

Randleman, NC 27317

919-795-5584

randlemanalderwoman@gmail.com

Renee Bryant has been a citizen of the City of Randleman since 2012.  Alderwoman Bryant has always shown an interest in the innerworkings of the City and says that she decided to run for her ward’s seat because she “wanted to effect change to ensure that the fiscal matters of our city would be diligently managed in accordance with state laws, commonly accepted ethical practices, and in the open by those entrusted with the responsibility.” Transparency and Accountability are key goals that Alderwoman Bryant believes the City of Randleman is working towards achieving.  She says, “I am proud to serve in a city whose Administration, Department Heads, and Staff have worked with care and consideration to encourage transparency and fiscal accountability with taxpayer dollars.” Said accountability is reflected in the other goals that Alderwoman Bryant has for the City of Randleman, which include “to advance policies that support a growing economy, maintain public safety, promote community development and interaction for our citizens, and always ensuring spending for the priorities of the residents.” 

Alderwoman Bryant has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from North Carolina State University and her love for the furry citizens of the City is reflected in her memberships as a co-founder of the Friends of Randolph County Animals and a North Carolina Zoo Volunteer.   She is also a member of many community organizations, such as the GFWC-NC Randleman Woman’s Club and is a Charter Member of the Randleman Civitans Club.  Alderwoman Bryant also serves as a delegate for the City of Randleman on the Piedmont Triad Regional Council of Governments and on the Festivals and Events Committee, which oversees the planning and execution of various events with the Parks and Recreation department such as the North Carolina Food Truck State Championship and the City’s annual Market and Music concert series.

 

Melissa Blalock

Alderwoman

Ward 2

Term Expires: November 2021

336-953-0620

 
 

 

Melissa Blalock has served on the Board of Aldermen for 18 years.  During her tenure, Alderwoman Blalock has taken pride in helping the city advance into the 21st century.  She has overseen such transformations as the development of Randleman Lake, the Community Center, Commerce Square, new library space, and improvements to Stout St. Park, among others. 

She has been a resident of Randleman all her life, except while she attended school at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration.  She is a proud mother and wants to help create opportunities that provide all children in Randleman the opportunity to succeed.  Melissa is a member of the Randleman Woman’s Club and the Randleman First United Methodist Church. 

 

Nancy R. Henderson

Alderwoman

Ward 3

Term Expires: November 2021

437 High Point Street

Randleman, NC 27317

336-302-1660

336-498-4988

Nancyhenderson12@yahoo.com

Nancy Henderson was appointed to her position when former Alderman Eric Ward stepped down from his post.  A lifelong citizen of Randleman, Alderwoman Henderson says that what she enjoys best about Randleman is “the small town feeling in that neighbors willfully help each other and the sense of belonging to this community.” This statement is best reflected in Alderwoman Henderson’s organizational memberships to the Randolph County Senior Adults, where she is a member of the Board of Directors, and the North Randolph Historical Society, which works to preserve and promote the history of Randleman and neighboring areas.  She is also on the Board of Directors for the Randolph County Art Guild.

A businesswoman by trade, Alderwoman Henderson retired from VF Corporation after 42 years of service.  Alderwoman Henderson has stated that she wants to use her business sense to continue the advancement of the City of Randleman by consciously overseeing how the City’s funds are allocated and approved to improve the overall betterment of the City.  This includes upgrading our utility services, repairing streets and sidewalks, and continuing the building and maintenance of our City parks and trails.  Alderwoman Henderson believes that the key to achieving these goals is “the continued cooperation of the Board of Aldermen, the City Manager, and our wonderful department heads.”

Alderwoman Henderson also serves as a member on the Festivals and Events Committee, which oversees the planning and execution of various events with the Parks and Recreation department such as the North Carolina Food Truck State Championship and the City’s annual Market and Music concert series.

Sharon Leonard

Alderwoman

Ward 4

Term Expires: November 2023

101 Redbud Lane

Randleman, NC 27317

336-498-5835

 

sdfleonard@gmail.com

 

 

Sharon Leonard has lived in the City of Randleman for over 40 years.  She has deep rooted ties to the community and the City of Randleman.  Her educational and professional experiences showcase those connections and she feels that her experiences have greatly enhanced her ability to serve on City of Randleman's Board of Aldermen.  Sharon attended Randleman Elementary School, Randleman Middle School and Randleman High School (Class of '88).  She earned an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Randolph Community College and worked at North State Communications and the State Employees' Credit Union, both of which are in Randleman.  She currently works at Ivey and Eggleston, Attorneys at Law. 

 Alderwoman Leonard says that what she enjoys most about the City of Randleman are "the best citizens around."  Through her interactions with constituents, she has heard that "Randleman is where people want to live" and she wants the City of Randleman "to be where families choose to make their residence."  As a working wife and mother, Sharon says that she "knows the value of a dollar and understands how important it is to make and keep it affordable to live and/or own a business in Randleman."

During her tenure on the Board of Alderman, Alderwoman Leonard's goals are "to meet the needs of our citizens and City employees, and to maintain a safe and enjoyable place to live and work."   Sharon says that she is "open-minded, honest, balanced, committed and motivated to represent the citizens of Randleman" and wants her "actions to have a positive impact on the community."  She has already begun to do so by serving on the City of Randleman's Board of Adjustment in addition to the Re-Branding committee which was utiltized to create a new, updated identity for the City to better promote itself and invite everyone to "Experience the DEEP end of the Piedmont."