Ray Maxwell joined Gaston County Government as Assistant Public Works Director in 1996 after working for a private engineering design firm in Charlotte. He later transitioned to Public Works Director and currently serves as Infrastructure & Asset Manager in the County Manager’s Office. The Infrastructure & Asset Manager is a member of the County Executive Leadership Team and participates in long-range planning for County physical assets and initiatives, and oversight of capital projects.
As Infrastructure & Asset Manager, Ray represents a Gaston County leadership team consisting of Public Works and Solid Waste, Natural Resources, Cooperative Extension, Parks & Recreation, the Gaston County Museum, and Tourism Development departments. He also serves on the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) team and various other committees within Gaston County.
Ray holds both a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degrees from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina. Ray has had the privilege of serving on numerous boards and committees for community, state and religious organizations. He is married with three children and in his spare time, enjoys spending time with family, traveling, woodworking, and raising honeybees.