PO BOX 3729
225 E Weatherspoon St
Sanford, NC 27331

 
 

T. Chet Mann

 


A native of Sanford, NC, Mayor Chet Mann has deep personal, political, and professional roots in the city that extend generations.

Mann entered office in 2013 with an “open for business” platform. His four-prong agenda focuses on job creation, quality of place, community pride, and establishing Sanford as a destination. That agenda dovetailed with a $14.5 million bond package approved by voters the same year.

Public office wasn’t Mann’s first foray into improving life in Sanford. He has served terms on multiple boards, including the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees, past Chair of the Lee County Education Foundation Board of Directors, the Job Ready Partnership Board of Directors, and was former Chairman of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Named the Dogwood District Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen of the Year for 2014 and YMCA Volunteer of the year for 2005, Mayor Mann’s goal is to usher Sanford toward claiming its place as a vital and thriving city. He has dedicated his life to helping working families, Children, and improving the overall quality of life for all of Sanford's citizens.

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A note from Mayor Mann:

"I began my mayoral campaign with a Listening Tour while walking to hundreds of homes. I heard Sanford residents' concerns and thank them for their ideas. With their input, I developed a plan. My three points are:

  1. Pump new life into downtown with support for small businesses and the arts.
  2. Actively recruit new jobs into town by bringing time and energy to the task.
  3. Provide reliable city services at a reasonable cost by using the best management practices.

I am committed to Sanford and encourage every resident to work with the City to bring a fresh start to Sanford by providing dynamic leadership. Let's move our town forward with new energy and ideas. Together we will make Sanford an even better place to live and work - for my family and yours."

Mayor Chet Mann's Full Biography

A native of Sanford, NC, Mayor Chet Mann has deep personal, political, and professional roots in the city that extend generations.

Mann graduated from Lee County High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Economics. He returned to Sanford after college. With his family, Mann ran two companies, Central Welding and Industrial Supply Inc., an industrial gases and welding equipment distributor and Life & Safety, a first aid and safety dealer, which were sold to Fortune 500 companies Praxair and Cintas.

In 2009, recognizing an opportunity to re-invent himself while putting his degree to use, Mayor Mann entered into the world of mortgage lending. He is currently the Regional Vice President of OVM Financial, headquartered in Chesapeake, VA.

Mayor Mann is a champion of small business and has a strong commitment to public service, which follows right in his family’s footsteps. His great grandfather A.K. Miller created the first local Chamber of Commerce in the 1930s and his grandfather Tommy Mann, Sr. served as an alderman and mayor in the 1950s and 1960s.

Mann entered office in 2013 with an “open for business” platform. His four-prong agenda focuses on job creation, quality of place, community pride, and establishing Sanford as a destination. That agenda dovetailed with a $14.5 million bond package approved by voters the same year.

Public office wasn’t Mann’s first foray into improving life in Sanford. He has served terms on multiple boards, including the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees, past Chair of the Lee County Education Foundation Board of Directors, the Job Ready Partnership Board of Directors, and was former Chairman of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Named the Dogwood District Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen of the Year for 2014 and YMCA Volunteer of the year for 2005, Mayor Mann’s goal is to usher Sanford toward claiming its place as a vital and thriving city. He has dedicated his life to helping working families, Children, and improving the overall quality of life for all of Sanford's citizens.

Mayor Mann is married to Missi and has two sons – TC who attends Belmont University in Nashville, TN and Elliot, a student at Lee County High School. The family stays busy with their boys’ love of sports and music, spending time in the outdoors, the mountains and the beaches of NC, and Chet’s continued love of hunting and fishing.

Education
• University of NC Chapel Hill BA Economics
• Lee Senior High School - Class of 1984

Accomplishments
• Mayor, City of Sanford - December 2013 - present
• Vice President - OVM Financial, Mortgage lender headquartered Chesapeake, VA
• Occoneechee Council - Boy Scouts of America Citizen of the Year 2014
• Lee County NAACP Man of the Year - Community Service Award 2016

Service to the Community
• Lee County Education Foundation - Current member and past Chairman
• Central Carolina Community College - Past Member Board of Trustees - Finance Chairman
• Lee County Arts and Community Center - Current Member - Past Chairman Board of Directors
• Lee County YMCA - Former Board of Advisers
• Past chairman of the area YMCA We Build People Campaign - YMCA Volunteer of the Year 2005
• Lee PTO Thrift Store Inc. - Past President of Board
• Job Ready Partnership - Board of Directors
• Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce - 2010 Chairman, Past Board of Directors
• Former Chairman of the local Ducks Unlimited Chapter - emphasizing wetlands conservation
• Member - First Presbyterian Church

The best method of contact for Mayor Chet Mann is via email at chet.mann@sanfordnc.net.


 
 

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