Mayor (2009 – present)
Michael A. Gordon was born May 26, 1957 in Nashville, Tennessee while his father was in school. He graduated from Clayton High School in 1975 and attended Wayne and Johnston Community Colleges from 1976-1979. He is a retired senior NCO from the North Carolina Army Active Guard-Reserve, in which he served from 1980-2004. Heavily involved in the Archer Lodge community, Gordon served in the Archer Lodge Volunteer Fire Department for 19 years and was president for 10 years. He is also a past president of the Johnston County Fireman’s Association. In addition he has been a volunteer with the Archer Lodge Community Center for 25 years, the last fourteen of which he has served as president. He was also a volunteer in the establishment of the Archer Lodge Water District. Gordon lives in Archer Lodge, where he is a member of White Oak Baptist Church. He is a past R.A. leader.