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Public Works & Utilities

Steve Peeler, Public Works and Utilities Director


Steve PeelerPeeler joined the City of Lincolnton as the Director of Public Works and Utilities in 1989 He previously spent 20 years with Duke Power Company. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC He serves on the Board of Directors of the NC Chapter of the American Public Works Association, Administrative Management Division. He also serves on the Board of Commissioners of the North Carolina Municipal Power Agency #1 He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Home Builders Association since the mid-1970’s. He and his wife, Suzanne were married in 1970. They have two daughters, and 2 grandchildren.


Rob Buff, Assistant Public Works Director


Buff has been with the City of Lincolnton since 1990. He became the Solid Waste Supervisor in 2000 and later in 2001, Buff accepted the position of Assistant Director of Public Works. His responsibilities include but are not limited to Street and Property Maintenance, General Services, Solid Waste and Recycling. He is married to wife Donna, and they have a daughter, Taylor.

Chris Wilson, Superintendent Electric Distribution System

Wilson has been with the City of Lincolnton since 2000. He became Electric Distribution System Supervisor in 2002, and accepted the position of Electric Distribution System Superintendent in 2008. He has many years experience in the electric distribution field, both with Lincolnton and other municipalities.

William Clay Harrelson Sr., Interim, Distribution and Collection System Superintendent


Harrelson has worked with the city of Lincolnton since 1981. He holds an A certification in Distribution Backflow Prevention. Grade A as a Water Meter Technician and Grade 4 in Collections. He has been married to his wife Brenda for 33 years and has two children, Christy and Clay, Jr.

Vacant - Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent


Robert Pearson , Water Treatment Plant Superintendent



Janice Smith, Senior Administrative Support Specialist


Ethel Garver, Administrative Support Specialist


Garver has worked for the City of Lincolnton since 1996. Prior to her employment with the City she was employed by the City of High Shoals as Administrator/City Clerk for almost fourteen years. She is married to husband Clyde and has four sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren


Important Information Regarding Lincolnton Recycling program

City of Lincolnton Water Quality Report - Year 2012

General Information

Hours of Operation: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
Telephone: 704-736-8940
Fax: 704-736-8959

Mailing Address:

PO Box 617
Lincolnton, NC 28093

Street Address:

128 Motz Ave.
Lincolnton, NC 28093