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Mayor Hank Guess

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Hank Guess, Mayor


-    Mayor: 2017 – Current
-    Council Member: 2009 – 2017


-    Lieutenant at Hickory Police Department, Retired


-    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, President Elect
-    Board for Trivium Corporate Center, Chairman
-    North Carolina Special Olympics Volunteer
-    Catawba County Schools Volunteer
-    Rotary Club of Hickory, President Nominee
-    Western Catawba Kiwanis Club
-    Hickory Elks Lodge
-    Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church


Mayor Hank Guess graduated from Hickory High School in 1977. He has been married to his wife, Tammy, for 34 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.

Mayor Hank Guess
Phone: (828) 294-7757

City of Hickory

76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550

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Hickory is for doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, located between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along I-40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry, and quality.

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