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Phone: (828) 294-7757
Term -  Mayor: 2017 – Current, Council Member: 2009 – 2017
Occupation - Lieutenant at Hickory Police Department, Retired

Hank Guess - Mayor

Mayor Hank Guess graduated from Hickory High School in 1977. He retired as a Lieutenant from Hickory Police Department in 2008 after 30 years of service. He continues to serve as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Catawba County Sheriff's Department. He has been married to his wife, Tammy, for 37 years and they have two adult sons, Justin Guess and wife Monica and Jacob Guess, who both reside in Hickory. He volunteers his time with North Carolina Special Olympics and Catawba County Schools.


-    Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Gardner-Webb College
-    Graduate of the 210th Session of the FBI National Academy

Current and Past Boards & Affiliations

-    Board of Directors for Pregnancy Care Center
-    Board of Directors for Trivium Corporate Center
-    North Carolina Special Olympics Volunteer
-    Catawba County Schools Volunteer
-    Rotary Club of Hickory, President 
-    Western Catawba Kiwanis Club
-    Hickory Elks Lodge
-    Discovery Church

Mayor Hank Guess
Phone: (828) 294-7757