Mayor Pro Tem Michael Sims

Michael Sims

Contact Information:

671 Averasboro Drive
Clayton, NC 27520

Term and Position:

  • Councilmember since December 2021; Mayor Pro Tem since December 2023; term expires in 2025

Civic Activities:

  • Vice-Chair, Clayton Community Recreation Foundation Board (Present)
  • Board Member, Harbor Shelter of Johnston County Board (Present)
  • Appointee, Clayton Board of Adjustment (Present)
  • President, Rotary Club of Clayton (served 2020-2021)
  • President-Elect, Rotary Club of Clayton (served 2019-2020)
  • Secretary, Rotary Club of Clayton (served 2018-2019)
  • Committee Member, Harmony Playground (2018 – 2020)
  • Board Member, Clayton Downtown Development (6 years)
  • Treasurer, Clayton Downtown Development (2 years)
  • Executive Director, Kids Café (2008-2013) 
  • Council Liaison to the Fire Advisory Board
  • Clayton Community Recreation Foundation Board Council Ex-Officio
  • Central Pines Regional Delegate


  • Master of Science, Central Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science, Aviation, Southern Illinois Carbondale

Work Experience:

  • Present: Vice President, Video CX at T&T Creative Group, Raleigh NC
  • Walmart Store Manager
  • Pepsi, Senior Account Executive
  • Senior Account Executive Pepsi
  • United States Marine Corps - Retired

Why did you run for office?

I am a long-time resident of Clayton and an active member of the community. When I am made aware of an issue or challenge, I jump right in, take a measured approach, and find an innovative effective solution.