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.