Ward 1 - Robert J. Kellogg

Robert Kellogg was elected to the city council in the fall of 2015 and is currently serving his third term after being re-elected in November of 2021. Councilman Kellogg has over twenty-five years of business sales and management experience. He is currently employed by the Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care, where he serves as a community resource advocate, assisting to connect individual's experiencing homelessness to healthcare services. Councilman Kellogg studied psychology at SUNY College of Technology and has successfully completed many training hours in customer service, communications and leadership. Councilman Kellogg moved here from upstate NY over twenty years ago and is proud to call Gastonia his home.
City Council Service
  • Elected-November 2015
  • Re-Elected-November 2017, 2021
  • Chairman Central City Revitalization & Housing Committee
  • Chairman Intergovernmental Relations & Economic Development Committee
  • Member of the Arts, Transportation & Utilities Committees
  • Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Metropolitan Planning Organization Board
Honors and Awards
  • Retail Customer Excellence in Customer Service Awards
  • Healthy Gaston VIP Award
  • Co-Chair International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance
  • Appointed to NC Housing Finance Partnership Board
  • Gaston County Intergovernmental & Interagency Task Force on Homelessness
  • Gaston County Homelessness Prevention Committee
  • Recognized by Governor Cooper and Attorney General Stein for work on the opioid crisis
  • Gaston County COVID Task Force
  • Kintegra Health Leadership Program


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Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.

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