Mayor & City Council

Meet the Mayor and the Rocky Mount City Council

The legislative body of the government of the City of Rocky Mount is comprised of a Mayor and seven-member City Council. The City is divided into seven wards and each ward is represented by a Council member who resides in that ward. The Mayor is elected at-large by the citizens and serves a four-year term. Members of the City Council serve terms of four years and are elected by the voters of the wards in which they reside. Elections are held every two years so that the terms of office will be staggered. The City Council meets in regular session twice each month on the 2nd Monday at 7:00 p.m. and on the 4th Monday at 4:00 p.m. These meetings are held in the City Council Chamber on the Third Floor of the Municipal Administrative Complex, located at One Government Plaza, downtown Rocky Mount.

Overview

C. Saunders Roberson, Jr.

C. Saunders Roberson, Jr.

Mayor

Term: 2019-2023
130 South Franklin Street

Rocky Mount, NC 27802-1180
sandy.roberson@rockymountnc.gov
O: (252) 972-1130

Andre Knight

Andre Knight

Ward 1

Term: 2003-2023
1517 Cherry Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
andre.knight@rockymountnc.gov
O: (252) 443-1619

Reuben C. Blackwell, IV

Reuben C. Blackwell, IV

Ward 2

Term: 2000-2021
P.O. Box 2723
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
reuben.blackwell@rockymountnc.gov
O: (252) 212-3480

Richard Joyner

Richard Joyner

Ward 3, Mayor Pro-Tem

Term: 2019-2021
1821 Duncan Drive
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
richard.joyner@rockymountnc.gov
O: (252) 883-9460

T.J. Walker

T.J. Walker

Ward 4

Term: 2019-2023
548 Powell Drive
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
tj.walker@rockymountnc.gov
R: (252) 567-1044

Lige Daughtridge

Lige Daughtridge

Ward 5

Term: 2019-2023
112 Candle Court
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
LigeWard5@gmail.com
R: (252) 210-4210

W.B. Bullock

W.B. Bullock

Ward 6

Term: 2002-2021
3112 Ridgecrest Drive
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
wb.bullock@rockymountnc.gov
O: (252) 443-6465
R: (252) 937-4719

Chris Carroll Miller

Chris Carroll Miller

Ward 7

Term: 2002-2021
1229 Green Tee Lane
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
chris.miller@rockymountnc.gov
(O) (252) 977-1438
(R) (252) 977-1438

Additional Details

C. Saunders Roberson Jr., Mayor

Term: 2019-2023

Address: 130 S. Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27802-1180

Email: sandy.roberson@rockymountnc.gov

Phone: 252-972-1130

Hometown: Rocky Mount, N.C.

Website: sandyroberson.com

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College

Profession outside of Council: Managing Partner at Healthview Capital Partners

Primary goal: “My primary focus is to serve ALL residents of Rocky Mount by pursuing economic success for our region and especially Rocky Mount. Jobs and job creation will require a city-wide focus on public education, increased public safety and blight reduction.”

Read Mayor Roberson’s State of the City Address delivered on June 7, 2021

Andre Knight, Ward 1

Term: 2003-2023

Address: 1517 Cherry Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Email: andre.knight@rockymountnc.gov

Phone: 252-443-1619

Hometown: Rocky Mount, N.C.

Education: North Carolina Central University graduate

Profession outside of Council: Home care facility operator, Pastor of New Beginnings Temple of Faith Church of God in Christ

Primary Goal: To speak loudly for justice and the civil rights of all people.

Reuben C. Blackwell, IV, Ward 2

Term: 2000-2021

Address: P.O. Box 2723, Rocky Mount, NC 27802

Email: reuben.blackwell@rockymountnc.gov

Phone: 252-212-3480

Hometown: Roxboro, N.C.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill

Profession outside of Council: President/CEO of Rocky Mount Opportunities Industrialization Center

Primary goal: To increase and enhance the quality of life for the entire Rocky Mount region.

Richard Joyner, Ward 3, Mayor Pro-Tem

Term: 2019-2021

Address: 1821 Duncan Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Email: richard.joyner@rockymountnc.gov

Phone: 252-883-9460

Hometown: Rocky Mount, N.C.

Education: Greenville Conley, Pitt Community, Charlotte Divinity School

Profession outside of Council: Pastor of Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, founder of Conetoe Family Life Center, Director of Pastoral Care at Nash-UNC Health Care

Primary Goal: Building community wealth and sustainability.

T.J. Walker, Ward 4

Term: 2019-2023

Address: 548 Powell Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27803

Email: tj.walker@rockymountnc.gov

Phone: 252-567-1044

Hometown: Rocky Mount, N.C.

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from N.C. Central

Profession outside of Council: Community engagement coordinator and Assistant Pastor

Primary Goal: To bridge generational and racial divide gaps through equality and social justice in local government.

Lige Daughtridge, Ward 5

Term: 2019-2023

Address: 112 Candle Court, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Email: LigeWard5@gmail.com

Phone: 252-210-4210

Hometown: Rocky Mount, N.C.

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from the College of Charleston

Profession outside of Council: President of Daughtridge Sales Company, a wholesale distributor of pressure and temperature products; a partner in Top Dog Waste Solutions, a commercial dumpster and roll-off service

Primary Goal: “My focus is on our city’s infrastructure and to improve transparency within our city government. Clarity will allow citizens to see the economic interest of city leadership and complete visibility of public information, enabling taxpayers to provide informed feedback to council and city management.”

W.B. Bullock, Ward 6

Term: 2002-2021

Address: 3112 Ridgecrest Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27803

Email: wb.bullock@rockymountnc.gov

Phone: 252-443-6465 (office), 252-937-4719 (residential)

Hometown: Martin County, N.C.

Education: 40-year veteran of Army/Army National Guard and Army Reserve

Profession outside of Council: Retired insurance agent

Primary Goal: “To accomplish anything, you must get along with people. I love people. I’d like to see people accomplish their personal goals.”

Chris Carroll Miller, Ward 7

Term: 2002-2021

Address: 1229 Green Tee Lane, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Email: chris.miller@rockymountnc.gov

Phone: 252-977-1438 (office), 252-977-1438 (residential)

Hometown: Allentown, GA

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Georgia Southern; Master’s Degree in Management from Georgia College; completed PhD coursework in Finance from University of Georgia

Profession outside of Council: Accounting and Finance

Primary goal: To work with the six other council members and staff to make our city the best it can be.