Town Committees:
Redevelopment of Matthews Station Street area
Advocate for the Levine Senior Center
Promoted Downtown beautification efforts
Advocate for pedestrian friendly Downtown
Library/Town Hall and Matthews Station
New Police & Public Works facilities
Community Center revitalization

SportsPlex in Matthews

MAC Preservation

​Squirrel Lake Park renovation

Greenway advocate

Expansion and upgrade of Matthews Fire Department
Renovation of the Matthews Police Department
Renovation of the Crews Recreation Center
Construction of the Matthews Public Works Facility​

About Jim.

21 Years of Experience for Citizens and Businesses of Matthews

Leadership in Matthews:

8 years as Mayor

10 years on Town Council 

​5 years Transportation Committee

Served as Mayor Pro-Tem
Co-Chair Matthews Historical Task Force
Past Board of Directors Matthews Fire Department
Past Board of Director Matthews HELP Center
Matthews Rep and Chair of the CRTPO

Mattews Representitve on MTC
Working with Transit Authority and CATS
Advocate for Matthews' students at CMS

Matthews Alive Board of Directors


Matthews receives a great benefit from my professional financial experience. My financial background enables me to provide Matthews with the fiscal guidance required to avoid reckless expenditures to keep property tax rates low and quality town services high. After graduating from University of South Florida in Tampa, I began my financial experience with Bank of America in Charlotte as a Regulatory Accountant within the Finance Team and advanced to Vice President of Finance. I currently work for Wells Fargo Bank as Vice President - Finance within the Home Equity Group.

Mayor Jim Taylor

 Jim Taylor Mayor of Matthews, NC​ (retired)

23 years of dedicated service and experience for the Town of Matthews.

Three generations of Taylors in Matthews:  

My wife Joselyn and I are long time residents of Matthews. We have been married for 27 years and have two wonderful children, Breanna, graduated from UNC-CH, and Brandon completed his first year at UNC-CH this past May.  Joselyn is a Registered Dental Hygienist and works part-time for dentists in the Matthews area and teaches at CPCC. She is also an avid sports competitor having completed multiple triathlons. In addition to my immediate family, I am happy to have Joselyn's parents and my mom living here in Matthews. 

Professional Contribution