Terry Turner,
Mayor
613 25th Street, Butner NC 27509
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Term: 12/2021 – 12/2023

Mr. Terry Turner is a humble servant and God-fearing family man, who cares deeply for others. He has lived in Butner for over 30 years and has served on the Town Council, plus numerous County and Town committees. His possess several colleges degrees in political science and education. He served as a NCO in the US Marine Corps. He is a retired state employee and has been a teacher, electrical contractor, and civic leader. Mr. Turner is devoted to the outstanding people who live work and visit Butner.  

 


Linda Jordon

304 12th Street, Butner, NC 27509
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Term: 12/2019 – 12/2023

Linda Russell Jordon was born and raised on a farm in Virginia. She has  lived in Butner for 27 years. Linda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from NC Wesleyan College while working full time. She continued her education and received her Master of Science in Organizational Change and Leadership from Pfeiffer University. Linda is currently pursuing her PhD at Ashford University and working on her dissertation in Organizational Development and Leadership. With a passion and gifts to help others succeed, Linda found that developing leaders and individuals is where she thrives most. Linda retired from her 9 to 5 job of 27.5 years and is now an entrepreneur and currently owns and operates five companies.
Linda has served her community as an elected official, Butner Town Council from 2004 to 2017. During the time in office, Linda was heavily involved in the incorporation of her town, Butner NC.  She is currently a board member on the Human Relations Commission of Granville County, board member for the Granville County Habitat for Humanity and a member of the Butner Citizens Planning Ahead Committee.
Linda is Green Belt certified in Business Process Improvement, Certified Trainer for Practical Coaching in the Workplace, Certified Life Coach and an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team.                                                                      


Michel D. Branch
604 22nd Street, Butner, NC 27509
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Term: 12/2021 – 12/2025

Mr. Branch has lived in Butner for more than 10 years. He was re-elected in November 2017 for a four-year term. Mr. Branch received an Associates degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business from Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD. He received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA and a Masters in Public Health from A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO. Mr. Branch is employed by UNC School of Medicine as an Application Analyst. He serves on the following committees: Community Building, Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, Finance Committee and Butner Community Association (BCA).

 

 

 

Judy Cheek 
309 14th Street, Butner, NC 27509
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Term: 12/2021 – 12/2025
  
    
Judy Cheek has lived in Butner NC since 2010, prior to that she and her husband lived in Belize, Central America for 2 ½  years, growing hot peppers and raising cattle. She grew up in Southern California before  moving to the east coast in 1993. Judy has been in various positions of the retail industry starting as an associate, during college. Later going from buyer to Store Manager for various organizations, including the Coast Guard, Navy Exchange, Dillard’s and Macy’s. Her career has allowed her to travel and meet people of various cultures. Judy has her North Carolina realtors license and works with her husband in their construction company and owns other companies related to real estate/investing. Judy is chairman of the Granville County Environmental Advisory Committee, active with the Butner Community Association, of which she was Chairman 2017/2019 and Local Emergency Planning Committee. She also works with the Butner Church Council’s food bank. Judy will be serving on the Granville Greenway Advisory Committee.

 


Bill McKellar, Mayor Pro Tem
605 20th Street, Butner, NC 27509
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Term: 12/2019-12/2023

Mr. McKellar was born in Dillon, SC and lived in Bladen and Robeson counties. He has lived in Butner for 48 years. He has served on the Council for twelve years and his current term expires in 2023. Mr. McKellar received a BS in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is retired. Mr. McKellar serves on the following committees: Finance, Upper Neuse River Basin Association (UNRBA) Board of Directors, South Granville Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors and event committee for Memorial Day and Veterans Day events. He served on C.A. Dillon Community Relations Board and Murdoch Center Human Rights committee for 15 years.

 


Thomas W. Lane

604 23rd Street, Butner, NC 27509
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Term: 12/2021 -12/2025

Mr. Lane was born in Kinston and has lived in Butner since 1947. He attended Creedmoor High School, obtained a Bachelor of Science from NC State University and a Masters degree from UNC- Chapel Hill. He is a member of Community United Methodist Church and served as Director and Assistant Director for various mental health and rehabilitation programs around the state. Mr. Lane served as Butner Mayor 2007-2015. He served as a program specialist for the NC Recreation Commission. He is a member of the following committees: Camp Butner Society, Granville County Crime Stoppers, Kerr-Tar Council of Governments Board of Directors and Regional Planning Organization’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

 
Vickie Smoak
407 East F Street, Butner, NC 27509
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Term: 12/2019-12/2023

Mrs. Smoak was born and raised in Person County, NC and has lived in Butner for 35 years. She received a BS in Social Work from East Carolina University and retired from Murdoch Center having worked in positions including Social Work, Unit Manager and Division Director. Mrs. Smoak was elected in 2015 and her term expires in 2023. She serves on the following committees: Landscape & Beautification Committee, Finance Committee, Butner Church Council, and the Granville Greenways Advisory Council (GGAC).

 

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