Contact Information

  • Catawba County Government
  • (828) 465-8200
  • Main Location:25 Government DrivePO Box 389 Newton, NC 28658
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Board of Commissioners

The five-member Board of Commissioners represents the residents of Catawba County, reviews public policy, and adopts policies responsive to community needs. They are elected on an at-large basis to staggered four year terms in November of even-numbered years.


C. Randall Isenhower, Chair

(828) 465-2143risenhower@catawbacountync.gov1537 Little Hill RoadNewton NC, 28658
  • Partners Behavioral Health Management Board
  • North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee
  • Golden LEAF Foundation Board of Directors

Barbara G. Beatty, Vice Chair

(828) 320-0370bgbeatty@catawbacountync.gov2990 Balls Creek RoadNewton NC, 28658
  • Finance and Personnel Subcommittee
  • Subdivision Review Board
  • Catawba Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees
  • Greater Hickory Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Abernethy Laurels Advisory Board
  • North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Board of Directors
  • North Carolina Association of County Commissioners General Government Steering Committee
  • North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Board

Kitty W. Barnes

(828) 478-2240kbarnes@catawbacountync.govPO Box 598Terrell NC, 28682-0598
  • Policy and Public Works Subcommittee
  • WPCOG Policy Board Delegate
  • North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Tax and Finance Steering Committee
  • Chair, National Association of Counties Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee

Sherry E. Butler

(828) 464-9312sherryb@catawbacountync.govPO Box 1316Newton NC, 28658
  • Policy and Public Works Subcommittee
  • Catawba County Social Services Board
  • Community Services Block Grant Advisory Board
  • North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Public Education Steering Committee
  • CVCC Board of Trustees
  • K-64 Education Board
  • Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force

Dan A. Hunsucker

(828) 465-2802dhunsucker@catawbacountync.gov3216 John Daniel DriveConover NC, 28613
  • Finance and Personnel Subcommittee
  • Catawba County Public Health Board
  • North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Agriculture Steering Committee