• Smart Growth
    Because I want protections for the environment and because I want jobs for Burke County residents, I support Conditional Zoning. Because I support outdoor recreation and because I support a Burke County in which our future generation’s will want to and be able to live in, I support Conditional Zoning. I have served on the… Read more: Smart Growth
  • Beth Presents at Tourism Conference
    I was happy to share what Friends of the Valdese Rec learned about visitation at the Visit NC Tourism Conference Session – Optimizing Visitor Data for Sustainable Economies. Thanks to lots of help from Zakk Heile, we know most (and least) visited days/times, specific trail usage, that efforts to redirect traffic work, educating visitors on… Read more: Beth Presents at Tourism Conference
  • Beth Awarded for Pitch
    Based on my presentation pitch on the Rhodhiss Old Glory Mill and the Burke River Trail connection, my WNC Investment Framer cohorts voted on me to receive a $2500 grant for project. Using the existing mill for housing, retail, restaurants and more will breathe new life into Rhodhiss. **Revitalization makes a Better Burke!**
  • Distinguished Business Person of the Year
    I was very surprised and honored to be named the Burke County Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Business Person of the Year. We have an awesome community and I am proud to be a part of those making things happen.
  • Raleigh Relationships
    Relationships in Raleigh make a Better Burke. Knowing who to visit with the Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources, NC DOT, NC Wildlife Resource Commission, and other agencies is critical to get get projects started and to the finish line. Over the last 8 years, I have developed strong relationships with folks in these departments… Read more: Raleigh Relationships
  • Speaker Moore Reappoints Beth
    I was sworn in for a second three-year term as a North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority Member. I was appointed by Speaker Moore and it is an absolute honor to serve on this board. Duties include judging grants for local governments and giving the OK to state park projects.
  • Beth Gets Key to City
    The Mayor of Valdese presented me with a “Key to the City” along with a Resolution of Appreciation at the McGalliard Creek Bridge Ribbon Cutting. I think that means I am extremely trustworthy – and can get things done. Not need to lock your doors – I always knock first!

My name is Beth Heile, and I ran for Burke County Commissioner in 2022. Though I did not win a seat on the board, I am still committed to a Better Burke.

My goal is for people to Live, Work, Play and Stay in Burke County.

For me, the STAY is not about tourism but about families staying and thriving in Burke County generation after generation.

To get to the Stay, priorities should be more affordable and market rate housing (that’s the Live), more high-end jobs (that’s the Work) and taking advantage of our natural resources (the Play).

Putting residents first by addressing their needs and wants, we will have the Stay and be a Better Burke.

Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about schools! I include that under Work, because when you are in school– that’s your job. Supporting the school system, the community college and company training programs is critical for a Better Burke.

Just remember – Beth for a better Burke and I will be highly effective.

To learn more about me, please feel free to browse through this site. Thanks for visiting.