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After four successful terms as a Matthews Town Commissioner, John Urban has filed to seek a fifth term as Commissioner for the Town.  John brings a combination of dedication, experience and integrity to his tireless efforts for the benefit of the residents of Matthews.  Citizens regularly express their pleasure at our great small town quality of life and to this end many recognize the true contribution made by Commissioner Urban. 

John Urban brings a unique background and skill set to his service in the Town of Matthews.  His professional experience in the field of Architecture and Planning combined with his time spent on the Town Commission and various Advisory Boards puts John in a unique position of service.  His experience and qualifications allow him to thoughtfully and sensibly address the needs and issues affecting Matthews.  Urban noted, “In addition to other responsibilities as a Commissioner, I am able to work from an educated and informed position to review proposals from developers who seek rezoning approvals.  I am dedicated to ensuring each project meets the strict design standards for which our town is so well known.”


As a homeowner and local business owner, John Urban has a large personal investment in making sure Matthews is on a stable financial footing and that the town maintains the highest quality of services for residents and businesses.  In addition to serving on the Matthews Town Commission, Urban serves on the Board of Directors of the Matthews Free Medical Clinic, the Matthews Historical Foundation and he is Co-Chair of the Red Brick Partnership, a town supported organization tasked with enhancing the business environment in downtown Matthews.  Urban is also a Board Member of QUAD, an Alliance of Matthews, Mint Hill and Stallings.  Clearly John has a track record of dedicated experience in his public service.

“I am proud of our town,” said Urban, “and it is my goal to steadfastly work to keep Matthews a great family oriented community to live, work and play!”  He went on to say, “Growth in an area like Matthews is a reflection of the solid leadership this town has enjoyed for so long.  

I am dedicated to using my experience to manage our growth 

and safeguard our small town quality of life.”