Application Open To Fill Ward I Vacancy

The Gastonia City Council is seeking applicants who are interested in filling the Ward I seat vacated by the resignation of Councilman Robert Kellogg. 

Applicants must be residents of Gastonia Ward I.  For more information and an application, visit the City website at or call the City Clerk’s office at 704-866-6719. 


Ward I City Council Seat Appointment Process

Councilman Robert Kellogg has resigned as Ward I Councilman effective April 30, 2024.  State law requires that City Council appoint a citizen to serve the remainder of Councilman Kellogg’s term representing Ward I, which expires in November 2025.  State law also gives the City Council the authority to determine the process by which the appointee is selected. In the regularly scheduled City Council meeting held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the City Council designated the following process for selecting the replacement for the Ward I City Council seat:

  • A job description summarizing the responsibilities of City Council Members can be viewed by clicking here.
  • Applicants must complete the following application and return to the Mayor/City Council’s office by 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2024.
  • The application can be downloaded and e-mailed to: or mailed to: City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748. Applicants are also encouraged to include a résumé.
  • Council will select the persons who will be interviewed from the submitted applications. Not everyone who applies may be interviewed.
  • Those who move forward to the interview phase of the process will be interviewed during a special meeting of the City Council to be held June 17, 2024 at City Hall. In the event an additional day is required to complete the interviews, another special meeting may be called. Public notices about each meeting will be issued.


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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