Darrell Hinnant was elected to Kannapolis City Council in November 2001 and served as a Councilman until 2013 when he was elected Mayor. His current term as Mayor will expire in 2025. This is Mayor Darrell Hinnant’s third term serving as Mayor. He earned a BA and MAT in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an Executive Management Certification from Duke University. He served as executive director of a state agency commission that addressed environmental concerns. Mayor Hinnant was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest public service award by Governor James Martin. During his professional career, Mayor Hinnant has held executive positions in several national companies including Rollins Environmental Services, SouthEastern Labs, Radiator Specialty Co., and Executive Director NC Hazard Waste Commission in Raleigh. He also taught wastewater treatment operator classes for the State of North Carolina. Mayor Hinnant is active in many community groups and teaches a weekly Sunday School class.
When he is not serving the community, he enjoys time with his wife, Mary, his two children and seven grandchildren.
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Member since: February 18, 2021