Zachary Parker was appointed to the Town Council on June 29, 2021. Zachary received a bachelor of arts in political science from Gardner-Webb University in 2014 and a Master of Public Administration from Villanova University in 2019. He is currently employed by Rutherford County Schools and works as a history teacher at Chase High School. In addition, he serves as a First Vice Commander of the Shelby Post Sons of the American Legion on the Cleveland County Historic Preservation Commission and as a Board Member and Regional Director for the North Carolina Association of Educators.
Zachary is married to Madelyn Carroll Parker and they reside in Homestead Acres with their three great danes: Coolidge, Clara, and Cheney. He also enjoys spending time with his family, especially his niece and nephew, Kaegyn and Parker Walker.
Zachary's current term on the Town Council expires in 2021.