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Town Directory

Mayor's Office

Contact Name Phone
Mayor Patrick Taylor 828.506.3138

Board of Commissioners

John Dotson   828.526.5868
Donnie Calloway   828.526.9755
Amy E. Patterson   828.526.2814
Eric Pierson   828.526.9755
Brian Stiehler   828.787.2778


Town Manager Josh Ward 828.526.2118
Finance Director Rebecca Shuler 828.526.2118
Town Clerk/Accounts Payable Technician Gibby Shaheen 828.526.2118
Human Resources Director Sonjia Gibson 828.526.2118
Utility Customer Service Representative ~ UB Frances Beck 828.526.2118
Utility Customer Service Representative ~ CC Cathy Hodgson 828.526.2118

Planning & Development Department

Planning & Development Director Andrew Bowen 828.526.2118

Information Technology & Mapping Department

IT Director Matt Shuler 828.526.2118
 IT Technician Mark Hall 828.526.2118

Public Works Department

Public Works Director Lamar Nix 828.526.2118
Water Treatment Plant ORC Wade Wilson 828.526.2185
Waste Water Treatment Plant ORC Alec Templeton 828.526.0504

Police Department

Chief of Police Bill Harrell 828.526.9431
Police Officers Officers 828.526.9431

Recreation Park

Recreation Director J. Lester Norris 828.526.3556
Recreation Coordinator Maxine Ramey 828.526.3556


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Town of Highlands

PO Box 460
Highlands, NC 28741
Phone: 828.526.2118
Fax: 828.526.2595

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