Administration
   

Hazen Blodgett is the Town Manager of Matthews. The Town Manager is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serves as administrative head of Town government. The Town Manager is responsible for the operation of all Town departments and executes Board policy. In addition to the Manager's duties of providing leadership, direction and guidance to all the departments, he is also responsible for preparing the annual operating budget for the Town.

Hazen Blodgett has been the Town Manager for Matthews since 2003. Previously he served as the City Manager for Whiteville for 5 years and worked in various capacities in city/county government for a total of 13 years. Mr. Blodgett has a B.A. from Louisiana State University and a Master in Public Administration from Chapel Hill.  Married with four children, he enjoys bicycling and reading in his "spare" time.

     
  James (Jamie) Justice is the Assistant Town Manager. He works with the Town Manager to oversee the functions of the Town Government. The Assistant Town Manager acts in the manager's capacity when the manager is absent. He is responsible for the administrative services of the Town including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Risk Management. The Assistant Town Manager is also responsible for the Economic Development Program. Jamie Justice joined the Town in 2008. Previously, he had served for 11 years as Town Manager for Mooresville, NC and Troy, NC. Mr. Justice has a B.A. in Political Science from Methodist University and a Master of Public Administration in City/County Management from Appalachian State University. Married with two children, he enjoys playing with his two boys, reading, and all sports.
     
    Annette Privette Keller is the Communications Director/Assistant to the Manager. She is responsible for all internal and external communications as well as the marketing of the Town. Additionally, she assists the Town Manager with projects such as grant writing, budget and other management directives. She has a B.A. in English from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She previously worked for the City of Concord & the Mooresville Graded School District. Married with one son she volunteers for numerous community organizations and is a co-founder & past president of the N.C. City & County Communicators.
     
    Lori Canapinno is the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk serves as custodian of all public records, including ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements and minute books; executes all legal documents; maintains official Town Code of Ordinances; prepares Town Board agendas, attends and writes minutes of Town Board proceedings; performs administrative duties for the Town Manager, Mayor and Board members. Lori joined the Town in 2008 as Zoning Technician/Deputy Town Clerk. She is a graduate of Charter Oak State College and a native of Connecticut. Before joining the Town of Matthews she worked for the Town of Orange, CT for seven years including serving as the municipal assessor.

 

 

Matthews Town Hall
232 Matthews Station Street
Matthews, NC 28105

Open 8 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday
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General Service/Town Hall
704-847-4411

Hazen Blodgett, Town Manager
704-708-1230
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James (Jamie) Justice, Assistant Town Manager
704-708-1231
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Lori Canapinno, Town Clerk
704-708-1222
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Annette Privette Keller, Communications Director
704-708-1228
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