Heath is a Stanley Native and graduate of East Gaston High School. Heath resides in the Stanley area with his wife, Tracie, an elementary school teacher in Stanley.
He holds an Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Criminal Justice and Protective Services Technology from Gaston College and a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University and an MBA from Liberty University.
Professional Experience & Credentials
As Town Manager, Heath is a credentialed manager through the International City and County Manager's Association (ICMA). He is active member of the ICMA, North Carolina City and County Manager's Association, and other professional organizations. He is a former member of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, the North Carolina Ruel Infrastructure Commission of the NC Department of Commerce and is currently serving on the North Carolina Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission and is the immediate past chair of the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce.
Heath has served the Stanley community in various capacities and has held appointed and elected offices throughout his career of 34 years serving on the Gaston County Commission, Gaston County Economic Development Commission, Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce and Gaston County Image Campaign Steering Committee, as well as other appointed positions with the Town of Stanley and the State of North Carolina.
Service & Awards
In November of 2016, Heath was honored for his service to the Stanley Police Department and awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, an award among the most prestigious presented by the Governor. Representative John Torbett presented the award to Heath, on behalf of Governor Pat McCrory. Heath served in many capacities as a police officer including Chief of Police.
In 2012, Heath found a new way to serve the residents of Stanley and the Town Council appointed him Interim Town Manager. In 2016, Heath was appointed as permanent manager in 2016. He and his wife are members of the Stanley PHC Church in Stanley.