Mitchell County Economic Development Board

The Mitchell County Economic Development Commission Board of Directors is comprised of nine individuals representing private businesses, education, and government sectors. These volunteer directors provide policy and direction for EDC staff. The board meets on the 4th Friday of every month, occasionally these meetings are re-scheduled due to conflicts.




26 Crimson Laurel Circle, Suite 11,
Bakersville, NC 28705

Board Members

Mitchell County EDC Board Members

Richard Canipe, Chairman

Van Phillips, Vice-Chairman

Charles Vines, Secretary

Rob Heffron, Treasurer

Vern Grindstaff, Member

Patti Jensen, Member

Chris Gentry, Member

Tonia Hale, Member

John Boyd, Member

Darlene Butler, Member

Jerry Griffith, Member

Tim Greene, Ex Officio Member