On Thursday, July 14th 2022, the Ranlo Board of Commissioners voted to unanimously accept the resignation of Commissioner Trevor Hay.  Former Commissioner Hay submitted his resignation on Saturday, July 9th 2022.  The resignation is effective upon the acceptance of the Board.

Over the last week, it was revealed that Mr. Hay was impersonating a private citizen on social media and using this platform to criticize, attack, and demean people across Ranlo and Gaston County.

The Town of Ranlo unequivocally denounces the actions of former Commissioner Hay.  This behavior is unacceptable, inexcusable, and does not reflect the values of the Town of Ranlo.   Ranlo is a diverse community, built with pride, and divisive personal attacks to those who have differences of opinions are not what we stand for as a community or as a town.

All of us here at the Town offer our deepest apologizes to those who were offended and victimized by former Commissioner Hay.  These attacks were launched by Mr. Hay in his personal capacity and are not a representation of our governing board or administration.  No person should fear intimidation or persecution from those who have been elected to represent them.

The Ranlo Board of Commissioners will be accepting letters of interest from any person wishing to be appointed to fulfill the remainder of former Commissioner Hay’s term of office which is set to expire in November 2025.  All letters of interest are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 11th 2022 at Ranlo Town Hall, 1624 Spencer Mountain Road, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054, or via email to jblanton@townofranlo.org.

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