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Putting Mooresville First

Miles AtkinsThe key to getting things done is connecting people. Often I find that the right people are already in place, they just need to focus on the greater good to be energized, utilized and encouraged to work together. – Miles Atkins

About Miles Atkins

Miles Atkins was born in Tampa, Florida and attended Plant High School, where he was student body president and graduated in 1981. He attended Auburn University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Atkins began his career in sales & marketing in Tampa and was recruited to Charlotte in 1989 to work in the print and graphic communications industry. He has since worked in key business development, sales & product marketing, and market development services. Currently, Atkins serves as Director of Corporate Affairs & Government Relations for Iredell Health System.

In 2007, Miles was elected to serve as a Commissioner-At-Large for the Town of Mooresville and in 2011; Miles was elected as Mayor of Mooresville. Since being elected, Miles has gained the reputation of being;

  • listening, engaging and passionate about public service
  • compassionate about individual needs; works to connect the right people/services to address needs
  • willing to stand up for what he believes in
  • committed to efficiency in government
  • making educated and informed policy decisions
  • fiscally conservative
  • a champion for citizens and helping them find their voice in government

Currently, Mayor Atkins serves on various elected boards and appointed positions including:

  • U.S. Conference of Mayors, Member
  • NC Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, Executive Committee & Liaison for the NC Downtown Development Association
  • Regional Conference of Mayors of the Central Carolinas, Advisory Board
  • Centralina Council of Governments Economic Development Commission, Board of Directors Treasurer/Secretary and the CONNECT Housing Work Group
  • Iredell County Mayors Association

Since taking office as mayor, Miles has been instrumental in ensuring all citizens have a voice in their town government by establishing and engaging the following:

  • Mayor’s Council for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Mayor’s Senior Roundtable
  • Mooresville Youth Council

Additional committees Miles serves on include:

  • Mooresville Community Housing
  • MI-Connection Strike Team
  • Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce
  • Mooresville-South Iredell Leadership Foundation Inc.
  • Mooresville/South Iredell Economic Development Corporation
  • Town of Mooresville Audit/Finance/Insurance Committee
  • Town of Mooresville Nominations Committee
  • Town of Mooresville Public Safety Committee

As a community advocate, Miles has volunteered and served throughout the years in various capacities, including:

  • United Family Services Mooresville/Lake Norman Advisory Council
  • The Rotary Club of Top of the Lake-Mooresville
  • Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class
  • Parent Volunteer of the Year, South Elementary
  • Chair, Mooresville Ethics Advisory Committee
  • Chair, Board of Directors SCAN Child & Parenting Centers of Iredell County
  • Chair, Mooresville Historic Preservation Commission
  • Board of Directors, Mooresville Museum
  • The Exchange Club of Mooresville/Lake Norman
  • Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church Vestry, Senior Warden
  • Community Investment Council, United Way of Central Carolinas
  • Focus Area Grant Council, United Way of Central Carolinas
  • Mooresville Pedestrian Steering Committee
  • Co-Chair, Citizens Mass Transit Initiative
  • Mooresville Citizens Academy
  • North Carolina Motorsports Association Member

Miles and his wife Kim married in 1995 and relocated to Mooresville in 1997 to start their family. They have a daughter, Rett (14), and a son, Liam (12). Both children are students in the Mooresville Graded School District.

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