Elected Officials

The Mayor is elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for a two-year term. Four City Council Members are elected from wards on a non-partisan basis for four-year staggered terms. A professional City Manager is employed by the Mayor and City Council to administer the day-to-day operation of the City. A team of seven department heads assists the City Manager in the operation of the City.

The City Council meets in regular session the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Cherryville Community Building and meets in Work Session the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Cherryville Fire Department. For more information about City Council meetings, contact the City Clerk at (704) 435-1709.


H.L. Beam

Mayor (Term 2022-2024)

404 Spring Street, P. O. Box 207, Cherryville, NC  28021
H:  704-435-3492 | M:  276-206-5566 | O:  704-435-1714 



Gary Freeman

Council Member | Ward 1 (Term 2022-2026)

609 E. Academy Street, Cherryville, NC  28021
H:  704-435-2957 | M:  704-718-3103 


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Jon Abernethy

Council Member | Ward 2 (Term 2019-2023)

1202 Westgate Drive, Cherryville, NC  28021
M:  704-740-6034


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Jill P. Puett

Council Member | Ward 3 (Term 2022-2026)

2041 Eaker Drive, Cherryville, NC  28021
H:  704-435-2490 | M:  704-842-4804 


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Malcolm Parker

Council Member | Ward 4 (Term 2019-2023)

100 Terrace Drive, Cherryville, NC  28021
H:  704-435-8854 | M:  704-466-1455


The City of Cherryville has found that some citizens, that have power with the City of Cherryville, are receiving fraudulent phone calls. The individuals claim to be from Duke energy and say they are going to disconnect the power if payment is not made immediately. This is a scam and you should not make any payment to these individuals. The City of Cherryville handles all power related issues with any citizens that have power with the City of Cherryville. If you have any questions always call City Hall at 704-435-1700.