Mayor | David Ham

David Ham, a Goldsboro native, attended Goldsboro public schools and Methodist College.

He served in the US Army for 25+, entering as a Private and retiring in 1986 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During the Viet Nam War, he served two tours of duty; in 1968 with the 25th Infantry Division and 1970 with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Throughout his army career, he held command and staff positions at company, battalion, brigade, division and corps level commands. In addition to the units he served in during Viet Nam, he also served with the 82nd Airborne Division and ended his career with the XVIII Airborne Corps with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In his post-military career, he managed defense contracts sites at Fort Bragg, NC. He has also held corporate procurement management positions with Apple Computer in Cupertino, CA. and Xilinx Semiconductor in San Jose, CA.

Ham has served and held management positions in various civic and professional organizations. He is a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church. He has served as President of the Methodist Men’s organization, Trustee membership, and on other committees.

In 2015, he was elected to the Goldsboro City Council to represent the 5th District. He served as Mayor Pro Tem in 2018 and was re-elected for a second term as a councilmember in 2019. In 2021, he was elected once more by his council colleagues as Mayor Pro Tem. In September 2021, he was elected by his council peers to assume the unfinished term of Mayor Chuck Allen who resigned due to illness. His current position as Mayor of Goldsboro will run through December 2023.
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He is married to Betty Duncan. They each have one child by previous marriage.

District 1 | Hiawatha Jones

District 2 | Bill Broadaway

District 3 | Taj Polack

District 4 | Brandi Matthews

Brandi N. Matthews is a Goldsboro resident. She was reared & educated in both city and county schools. Brandi graduated from Spring Creek High School. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Elizabeth City State University & a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Counseling: Crisis Response & Trauma from Liberty University. In May of 2021, Brandi received her Diploma in Funeral Service from Fayetteville Technical Community College. She has been employed by Wayne Community College for the past 11 years as a Human Resources Development Instructor teaching Employability & Life Skills.

In November 2019 Brandi was elected as the first African American woman to serve on the Goldsboro City Council. She is the Founder of The Blessing Box, GOLDsboro, Founder of Perfectly Imperfect, Inc. (Organization for Teen Girls aged 12-18). Creator of The Association of Black Women In Politics, 10 year Adopt-A-Highway participant, (Royal & Spruce Avenue to Royal Ave & William Street), member of the Goldsboro Wayne Branch of NAACP. Brandi has attended rallies to advocate against racial profiling, ending poverty & to advocate for economic justice. She organized a local “Where is Justice?” Rally & helped organize Million Youth Peace March in Washington, DC. She is a Stop The Funeral Initiative participant, Tween Star Award & Goldsboro Alumna Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Community Service Award recipient. She sits on the Wayne Forward Affordable Housing Committee, Homeless Coalition for Wayne County Committee Member, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Mayor’s Council for People With Disabilities, Faculty Senate committee and Co-Chair of the Wayne-Goldsboro Racial Ethic Disparity and Disproportionate Minority Contact committee. Brandi is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, CPR Certified, Notary, & a Lunch Buddy at Carver Heights Elementary. She is also a PROUD member of the Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Some of Brandi’s ongoing efforts include ENERGIZING & ENGAGING (diversify downtown, create inclusive environments for all people) our communities. EDUCATING (survey & canvass ALL communities) our City Officials on the needs of our people while making the commUNITY aware of Governmental Policy, Procedures, & Ordinances! She says, "Let's CHALLENGE old ways & old thinking and CREATE new progressive systems that benefit ALL people."

District 5 | Charles Gaylor, IV

District 6 | Gene Aycock