Housing and Community Engagement

The Housing and Community Engagement Department provides resources to engage and education citizens in building a more beautiful and diverse community. The Department is made up of multiple divisions that include Community Development, Gastonia Sister Cities, Keep Gastonia Beautiful, and  the Neighborhood Program, Alliance for Community Enrichment (ACE). Community Development focuses on creating vibrant, diverse neighborhoods by developing partnerships and resources for stronger and safer neighborhoods. Gastonia Sister Cities fosters and promotes friendships and mutual understanding between the people of the Gastonia area and foreign countries through partnerships in education, culture, economic development and dialogue. Keep Gastonia Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify the community’s environment.  Alliance for Community Enrichment (ACE), focuses on bringing City services and resources directly to communities and neighborhoods to enhance the quality of life for Gastonia citizens.

Danette 

Dye

Director of Housing and Community Engagement

Kenny 

Gehrig

Housing and Urban Development Administrator

Tyler 

Davis

Neighborhood Program Administrator

Juliann 

Lehman

Keep Gastonia Beautiful Administrator  

Lana 

DuPont

Grants Accounting 
Specialist 

Community Development Staff Supervised by Kenny Gehrig

Eric 

Murphree

Construction Specialist I 

Vacant 

Position


School Specialist

Nancy 

Welch

Housing Counselor   
704-866-6753

Keep Gastonia Beautiful Staff Supervised by Juliann Lehman

Breanne 

Horne

Community Engagement Specialist

Julie

Heath

Special Projects Coordinator

Jeffie 

Hardin

Community Engagement Coordinator 
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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.










Contact

✆ 704-866-6714

⟟ 181 S. South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052