Town of Maggie Valley Aldermen 2017

“The Town of Maggie Valley Board of Aldermen consists of five members, including a directly elected Mayor. The Board of Aldermen typically meet twice a month. Their monthly agenda setting and work session meeting is normally held on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30am in the Town Hall Board Room. The second meeting is their regularly scheduled monthly meeting and includes a public comment period.  This meeting is usually held on the second Tuesay of the month at 6:30pm in the Town Hall Board Room. These meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. A list of meeting dates is available on the Council Meeting Schedule.

Elections are held in odd years, with two Aldermen elected to four (4) year terms in one cycle, while the Mayor and the other two Aldermen are elected in the next cycle. All seats are considered at large (no district representation) and non-partisan. Persons interested in running for a seat on the Board of Aldermen should consult the Haywood County Board of Elections  for eligibility and filing information.

Saralyn Price, Mayor


Mayor: 2 Term
Alderwoman: 3 Terms
3987 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone: 828.926.8402

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I am a native of Maggie Valley, the daughter of Ned and Alva Jo Carver and I have one brother, Sammy Carver.  I am the widow of Mike Price, who was a lieutenant with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office.  Jason Davis and Russell Wade lived with Mike and I as children and I love them as my own.

I have lived and worked in Maggie Valley and Haywood County all my life.  I was educated in the Haywood County School System, attended numerous basic and advanced law enforcement courses and was awarded an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission.

I began my career with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office and after eleven years I joined the Maggie Valley Police Department and became the Chief of Police in 1989.  I was the second female chief to be hired in the State of North Carolina.  I retired in 2004 after thirty years of service.  In 2007, I was elected as an Alderman for the Town of Maggie Valley and continued as Alderman until 2015, when I was elected Mayor.

I love Maggie Valley and her people and want to do what I can to make our town a better place to live, work and visit.  I am a citizen who cares about the future direction the town takes.  As a tax payer, native and Mayor, I want long term residents, newcomers, business owners as well as seasonal residents to feel they are treated fairly and have an opportunity to help shape their future here.

Dr Janet Banks, Mayor Pro Tem

Alderwoman: 2 Terms
3987 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone: 828.550.5093

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A Maggie Valley resident for the last 10 years, Dr. Banks is a retired Associate Professor of Nursing from Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi, Texas. She received her undergraduate degrees from Emory University, The University of Texas Medical Branch, and her graduate degrees from The University of Texas Medical Branch and the University of Texas at Austin.  During her academic career, she has taught Community College students, undergraduate and graduate nursing students and medical students.

She is recognized as one of a group that pioneered a new follow up clinic through Medicaid for newborns to reduce hospital costs for delivery and provide critically needed education and healthcare services for new parents.  In addition, she was elected twice to serve on her national nursing specialty organization board as the Chapter’s Coordinator, representing membership concerns from chapters in all 50 states. Following this service, she was appointed to the same nursing organization’s Foundation, tasked with raising monies for scholarships to fund graduate nursing education. She served two consecutive terms as the Foundation President.

Upon retiring to Maggie Valley, she served as the project evaluator for a state of Texas funded grant to provide prenatal education and nutritional services to low income pregnant women. Additionally, she and her husband William have cooked breakfast for low income persons, families, and homeless individuals at the Open Door in Waynesville, North Carolina.

After her first election to the Maggie Valley Board of Aldermen in 2013, she was appointed to serve as the Board liaison to The Maggie Valley Community Garden and is a member of the Maggie Valley Civic Association.

Mike Eveland, Alderman

Alderman: 2 Terms
3987 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone: 828.242.3012

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Mike is serving his second term as Alderman after winning election in 2013. Mike has spent his entire professional career working within the restaurant and hospitality industry serving 7-Eleven, Ryan’s Steakhouse and Fatz Café in senior management roles.

Now he is utilizing his thirty-three years of management experience as the General Manager of Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center’s Rendezvous Restaurant. Mike is a Disabled American Veteran of the United States Navy serving between 1977 and 1979.

Mike’s involvement in the community includes being the past President of the Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) from 2011-2014 and he is the Finance Chairman of the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.

Phillip Wight, Alderman

Alderman: 3 Terms
3987 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone: 828.734.4668

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Phillip Wight is currently serving his third term as an Aldermen. Phillip is an HVAC Contractor who began working in the Heating and Air Conditioning industry at the age of 14, working alongside his grandfather who owned Coker Heating & Cooling.

Additionally, along with his wife, Phillip owns a small motel where they live with their daughter. Prior to being elected Aldermen in 2011, Phillip was a member of the Town of Maggie Valley Zoning Board of Adjustments and President of the Maggie Valley Area Lodging Association.

Clayton Davis, Alderman

Alderman: 2 Terms
3987 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone: 828.926.1158

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Clayton is serving his second term in office after being appointed by the Board of Aldermen to fill the unexpired term of Saralyn Price in 2016. He obtained both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from North Carolina State University.

Currently retired, Clayton served a number of positions within the North Carolina Department of Agriculture including Haywood County Agriculture Extension Agent (1957-1973), Administrator of the Western North Carolina Farmers Market (1976-1991) and Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture-Western Region (1985-1991). In the years following his retirement from NCDA, he has received several honors including having an event center at the Western North Carolina AG Center named for him in 1996 and he was the 2003 winner of the J.D. Cooley Award for dedicated and outstanding service in Western North Carolina.

Clayton is a veteran of the United States Army having served as an officer in the North Carolina National Guard, retiring as Company Commander of the Sylva Unit. In addition to his professional career, Clayton has been very active in the community, serving on twelve boards including Hometrust Bank (four years as Chairman), the Governors Agriculture Advisory Board and the Western North Carolina Development Association. His interests outside public service include being active within his Church, fishing and discovering new waterfalls with his wife.

Mission Statements, Priorities & Core Values

Town of Maggie Valley Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Town of Maggie Valley to provide quality services and protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, while exercising stewardship of its human and natural resources. As both a community and resort town, the Town of Maggie Valley supports economic prosperity, cultivates community spirit and honors its heritage and culture.

Town Board of Aldermen Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Board of Aldermen to empower the citizens of Maggie Valley to proactively plan to meet the future needs of the valley in an equitable and efficient manner. This mission shall be accomplished with respect, competency and compassion toward all.

Agendas & Minutes

Please access this page for archived agendas and minutes of the Board of Aldermen.


Every year the Board of Aldermen adopt an annual Town Budget. This document outlines every planned expense that the Town government will make for the following year, and all projected revenues to be collected. Please access this page for the current fiscal year budget and an archive of past documents.

Meeting Calendar

Please access this page for a complete calendar of Board of Aldermen meetings for this year.