Mayor Charlie Martin is a longtime resident of Belmont. He is married to Dot Martin and has 5 children.
He is a graduate of Belmont Abbey College and currently serves on the Alumni Board. He previously served on the Gaston County Parks and Recreation Commission, the Gaston County Travel and Tourism Board, and the Stowe Family YMCA Board.
Mayor Martin worked in the insurance business for over 35 years as an agent and manager and business owner.
He is a 2-time president of the Gaston County Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and a past area vice-president of the North Carolina Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.