To bring the people and resources of Gaston County together to tackle big community challenges through the principles and best practices of collaboration, facilitation, promotion, and the anticipation of possibilities.
Through Gaston Together’s commitment to community leadership and collaborations, Gaston County will become a community of excellence. We will value education and healthy lifestyles. We celebrate our unique yet connected communities, our accomplishments, and our potential.
All who meet Gaston County will experience our pride and become part of our story.
Engagement, Equity, Excellence
Who We Are
Ms. Amia Massey, Director of Human Resources, Gaston County, Chair
Mr. Scott Swindler, Director - Gas Operations, Dominion Energy NC, Chair-elect
Mr. Tad Hixson, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Belmont Abbey College, Past Chair
Mr. Jason Austell, Mass Mutual Financial, Financial Planner
Assistant Chief Nancy Brogdon, Gastonia Police Department
Mr. Brad Drury, Business Development, Pinnix, Inc.
Mr. David Fogarty, Gaston County Director, NC Cooperative Extension
Rev. Dr. Rodney Freeman, Senior Pastor, Mt. Zion Restoration Church
Ms. Julie Galloway, Director Sales & Marketing, Premier Sports Lighting
Ms. Natasha Gilbert, Owner/Operator, Chick-Fil-A
Mr. Steven Long, President - Residential Division, GSM Services
Rev. Dr. Kimberly Moore, Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church
Dr. Jennifer Nichols, Vice President of Educational Partnerships, Gaston College
Mr. Michael Peoples, City Manager, Gastonia
Mr. Alex Poole, Quality Engineer, Mann & Hummel
Mr. Ken Smith, Sr. Vice President, Fidelity Bank
Ms. Jennifer Thomas, Market President- Metrolina Region, Truist
Leslie Lee, Executive Director
Abigail Lee, Community Engagement & Programs Manager