Phillips looks to make China Grove vibrant, safe community

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CHINA GROVE — It’s been more than 20 years, but Rodney Phillips is running for a spot on the town council.

Phillips, 55, is a director of services for Microsoft. He serves as the chairman of China Grove’s Zoning Board of Adjustment and a member of the Planning Board.

Phillips also served as a councilman from 1990 to 1992, when terms were two years.

If successful in his bid for the China Grove Town Council in 2015, Phillips said he hopes to help make the town a place people want to live, work and visit. He hopes to help make downtown China Grove a vibrant town center, grow the tax base and help create a vibrant, urban and safe community for all China Grove residents.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Catawba College and an Associate’s degree from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Phillips is a member of the China Grove Civitans Club and a member of First Baptist Church in China Grove.

Phillips and his wife Donna have three sons.

He is one of three people running for China Grove’s Town Council, which has two open seats.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.