The town is governed by a mayor-council form of government. Elected officials consist of the mayor and five commissioners or council members. When elected, officials serve a four-year term. Present elected and appointed officials are:

Term Expiration:
Mayor Winifred Hill Murphy 2019 (Elected November 2017)
Commissioner (Vacant Seat) 2021 (Elected November 2017)
Commissioner S. J. Smith 2021 (Elected November 2017)
Commissioner Eddie Bronson Jr 2021 (Elected November 2017)
Commissioner (Vacant Seat) 2019 (Appointed September 2017)
Commissioner Mary Brown 2019 (Appointed November 2018)

For a list of committees and the Commissioner(s) who chair them, click here.

For a description of Commissioner Responsibilities, click here.

Board Attorney:  Alan Maynard, Esquire


Mayor and Commissioners

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Mayor Winifred Hill Murphy

Commissioner Winifred Hill Murphy (elected in November 2011) was appointed Mayor for the Town of Garland on February 2, 2012. Mayor Murphy was elected Mayor in November 2013 and will serve a four-year term. Mayor Murphy is the first female and first African American mayor to be appointed and elected for the Town of Garland. The Mayor was re-elected on November 7, 2017 and will serve a two-year term.


Commissioner S. J. Smith


Commissioner Eddie Bronson Jr


Commissioner Mary Brown

Post Office Box 207 ■ 190 South Church Avenue ■ Garland, North Carolina 28441
PHONE: (910) 529-4141 ■ FAX: (910) 529-1393

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