About Us
Our Mission


The Mission of Gaston Together: Communities of Excellence is to bring the people and resources of Gaston County Together to address our county's most pressing needs through collaboration, facilitation, promotion and the anticipation of possibilities.


Our Goals


The Goals of Gaston Together are:

  • To bring together the talents of citizens through town meetings and citizen action teams

  • To solve community problems by working to eliminate root causes

  • To promote and communicate pride in our community

  • To build a community of excellence by making continuous process improvement the standard in our community


Our Operating Principles


We believe in the talents and resources of our citizens. Focusing on the common good, we will provide the opportunities, the tools and the participation of citizens in creating our future.


We believe that only by addressing their root causes rather than their symptoms can we eliminate problems.


We believe that making continuous improvement a standard is important in creating our future.


Our service area includes all of Gaston County and its 14 municipalities: Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Kings Mountain, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Ranlo, Spencer Mountain, and Stanley.


Program Initiatives:

Gaston Vision 2020 (GV2020)
Gaston Community Healthcare Commission (GCHC)
Gaston County Clergy & Citizens Coalition Group (GC3) 
Leadership Development & Training
Pride in Gaston Traveling Tour & Proudest Kid in Gaston County Essay Contest
Community Leadership Awards
Keeping Families Intact (KFI) - As of January 1, 2014, KFI will no longer be implemented by Gaston Together.