Why Beth

“Burke County is an awesome place to live, work, play and STAY – generation after generation. Over my years of volunteer service, I have proven I can be trusted to get things done and continue to do so today. I am highly effective!” — Beth Heile

  • Burke County Native
  • Involved in Community
  • Committed to Making a Difference
  • Relationships with State and Local Government Leaders

Beth’s Goals for Burke County

  • Open the door for more affordable and mid-range housing
  • Support quality education from preschool to workforce development
  • Pave the way for economic drivers – business, tourism, jobs, workforce
  • Maintain the incredible county fund balance

Trained as an electrical engineer, Beth will takes a logical, fair approach to strategic decisions.

Beth knows how to get things done.

After returning to Valdese, Beth learned about the undeveloped 300 acres on Lake Rhodhiss. Traveling every weekend to bike, kayak or hike Beth thought this would be an amazing asset for Valdese – and her family. To make it happen, she founded Friends of the Valdese Rec. After seven long years, Valdese Lakeside Park Phase 1 construction is complete!

As Rotary Club of Valdese President, Beth applied for a Rotary District Grant to assist all the local ministries, such as the Clothing Closet, Hygiene Closet, Dry Bottoms Ministry and more. As membership chair, she has worked to bring in 12 new members over 2 years.

She was appointed by Speaker Moore to serve on the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Authority where she serves on a 9-member panel to award millions of dollars to local governments each year for their park projects.

Beth has been a volunteer since she grew up on Flat Gap and as a little girl would make crafts to take to the rest home across the road. She continued helping through her family, church and small clubs but started taking on larger projects as a member of the Fuquay-Varina Junior Woman’s Club. There she led the effort to start a Women’s Resource Center with interview clothes, resume assistance as well and medical and legal advice.

Beth in Raleigh where she has knows having relationships 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 across the finish line.