Vincent joined Gaston County in October 2021 with over fourteen years of service in State and Local government. He most recently served as the Director of Community Services for the City of Gastonia. In that position he managed, Gastonia Sister Cities, Keep Gastonia Beautiful, HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs, Transit Operations, Airport Operations and the newly created Neighborhood Program for the City.
In 2019, Vincent was selected as Gaston County’s Department of Health and Human Services Hero Award and named to the Inaugural Gaston County Top 10 Under 40 list.
Vincent graduated Brevard College, NC in 2005 and received his Masters of Public Administration degree from West Virginia University in 2007. Following graduation, he was selected as Public Management Institute (PMI) fellow with New York State Government in conjunction with the Rockefeller Institute of Government. After leaving that position in 2008 he came back North Carolina to get involved in local government. He has served as a Transportation Planner, Customer Service Manager and Senior Budget Analyst during his career with the City of Gastonia. Vincent has also completed the UNC School of Government’s Municipal Administration Course, UNC’s Leading for Results Course, Third Sector Leadership program, Leadership Gaston and Civic Engagement Leadership programs.
Vincent resides in Gastonia with his wife Samantha who teaches second grade at Carr Elementary in Dallas, NC. Vincent enjoys the outdoors, playing recreation soccer and watching football. Go Bills!