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.
In his post military career, he managed two defense contracts sites at Fort Bragg, NC. Later, he 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 in Goldsboro. 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.
He was elected to the Goldsboro City Council as District 5 representative in November 2015 and was reelected for a second term in November 2019. Councilman Ham was elected by his fellow councilmembers to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for two terms. In September 2021, Ham was appointed to serve as Mayor after former Goldsboro Mayor Chuck Allen resigned due to medical reasons.
He is married to Betty Duncan. They each have one child by previous marriage.
District 1 | Hiawatha Jones
Hiawatha Jones is a Mount Olive native. She received her associate of science from Mount Olive College, a bachelor of science in History Research and Education from North Carolina A&T State University in 1975. She received a Bachelor of Biblical Studies from Bellwether University in 2017.
Jones worked as an educational specialist, teacher and quality assurance coordinator at O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center from 1978 to 2011.
Jones has been an active member of her community, dedicating a considerable amount of time serving with several civic and church organizations. In addition, she is a member of the Wayne County Museum Board, Wayne County Friends of the Library Board member, and president of the Goldsboro Chapter of the Continental Societies, Inc., just to name a few.
District 2 | Bill Broadaway
Bill Broadaway grew up in Marshville, N.C. After high school, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, Bill went to law school at Wake Forest for a year before being drafted into the Marine Corps. After tours in Vietnam and Camp Pendleton, he went to graduate school at American University in Washington, D.C., where he received his Master of Business Administration. Bill stayed in the Marine Corps for a total of 24 years with tours in New York, Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Camp Lejeune, and the Naval Academy in Annapolis. His last command was the 1st Battalion, 10th Marines in the 2nd Marine Division. Bill retired from the Marine Corps in 1990. After his military career, he went to work with First Union Bank and later with BB&T as a retail and commercial banker, retiring in 2011.
Bill and his wife, Ann, have lived in Goldsboro since 1991. He has served on the boards of Wayne Memorial Hospital, Wayne County Library, and the Tuscarora Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is currently on his third term as a city councilmember for District 2. Bill and Ann have two daughters and two grandchildren.
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."