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Bond Implementation Commission

The Bond Commission is an advisory board to City Council on the bond projects, budgets, timeframes, and more. There were 28 appointments made from City Council and the Mayor, each having four appointments, 13 ex-officios from the City boards and commissions, and one ex-officio from The Chamber of Catawba County, for a total of 42 members. For more details or further questions, please contact (828) 323-7412.

Bond Program Updates

Read an article titled "Hickory's on the rise" for an update on the Hickory Trail, the bond program, and economic development projects.

For January 2023 updates about the Hickory Trail, click here. Learn more about the Hickory Trail at  

Bond Commission Team

Assistant City Manager Rick Beasley

Executive Assistant Manager Yaidee Fox

Public Works Director Steve Miller

Public Utilities Director Shawn Pennell

Transportation Manager John Marshall

Planning Director Brian Frazier

Deputy City Attorney Arnita Dula

Deputy City Clerk / Executive Assistant Deisy Zavala-Vasquez

Freese and Nichols - Project Management

Design Partners

John Wood Group PLC (formerly known as Amec Foster Wheeler) 

Design Workshop 

TGS Engineers 

Kimley Horn 

Vaughn & Melton 


Bond Subcommittees


City Walk

Streetscapes and Gateways

Bond Implementation Commission Application

Bond Agendas/Minutes