July 01, 2019, to June 30, 2023
Board of Commissioners
Consumer of Services
Charlie Martin serves as a consumer-of-services appointee on the Health and Human Services board. Born in New York City, he moved to Belmont to attend Belmont Abbey College in 1968, after a stint in the U.S. Navy. He spent more than 40 years in the insurance business before retiring in 2009. Mr. Martin is the mayor of Belmont and serves on the Gaston County Travel & Tourism boards, Belmont Travel & Tourism, Gaston County Parks & Recreation, and the Gaston County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He has served in the Belmont Optimist Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Gaston County Babe Ruth League, and the Gaston County Board of Social Services. He is also past president of the Belmont Abbey College Alumni Association. He enjoys doing game commentary for the South Point High School Red Raiders football broadcast on WCGC 1270 AM. He and his wife Dot have five children, sixteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.