Mt. Rushmore with Doug Barrick, Town of Rutherfordton, NC

It’s Mount Rushmore season for ELGL members. We’re asking for your top four list on a variety of topics.


Doug Barrick

Town Manager – Town of Rutherfordton, NC

Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter


Town Departments

  1. Police
  2. Fire
  3. Public Works
  4. Library

Carolina Panthers Players

  1. Thomas Davis
  2. Greg Olsen
  3. Christian McCaffrey
  4. Julius Peppers (The New, Old Guy! )

Office Pet Peeves

  1. Adding Paper to the Copier
  2. Leaking Roof at Town Hall
  3. Emails that could have been a 10-second conversation
  4. People not taking ownership of things

Issues Facing Rutherfordton

  1. Stagnant Population growth
  2. Job Growth
  3. Aging Housing Stock
  4. How to effectively work with the state on bypass they are building to not negatively impact the Town

Rutherfordton Attractions

  1. Kidsenses Children’s Museum and the upcoming Factory
  2. The Purple Martin Greenway
  3. Amazing Staff & Town Council & Engaged Citizenry!
  4. Minted Orignal – Bechtler Gold – The Mint Master
  5. Squeezing in a 5th – NC Rural Small Town of the Year – 2016