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

Mitchell County EDC Board Members
Charles Vines, Chairman (Town of Bakersville Mayor)
Chris Gentry, Vice-Chairman (The Quartz Corporation)
Tonia Hale, Secretary (Blue Ridge Regional Hospital CEO/CNO)
Darlene Butler, Treasurer (Town of Spruce Pine Manager)
Amanda Hollifield, (Penland School of Crafts Assistant Director)
Van Phillips, (Great Meadows Inc)
Jeff Harding, (Mitchell County Commissioner)
Mandi Polly, (Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce Director)
Richard Canipe (Spruce Pine Main Street)
Dr. John Boyd, (Mayland Community College President)
Allen Cook, Ex Officio Member (Mitchell County Manager)