Ritchie Haynes is the Assistant City Manager for Lincolnton, NC. He assists the City Manager with the day-to-day operations for the City of Lincolnton with a concentration in Public Works, Fleet Maintenance, Water Resources, Electric, and Parks and Recreation. Ritchie also assists with preparing the budget, customer service, capital purchases, and building maintenance and construction. In his 20 year career, he has also served in the positions of Assistant to the City Manager/Purchasing Agent, Street Superintendent, Assistant Public Works Director, and Parks and Recreation Director.
Ritchie graduated from Appalachian State University with a major in Political Science with a concentration in Public Management and a minor in Urban and Regional Planning. Additionally, he received the Municipal and County Administration Certificate in 2018 from the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.