chairman Todd Yates

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Todd Yates


Chairman Todd Yates was born in January of 1965 in Denton, North Carolina to Paul and Nina (Dean) Clayton Daniel Yates.  He is a fourth generation resident of Davidson County.  Chairman Yates enjoys boating on High Rock Lake, camping, cooking, traveling and reading.  Chairman Yates currently resides in the Holly Grove Community and attends Lexington Community Church.  He is a past member of the Denton Jaycees and has held a private pilot license.

Professional Experience

Chairman Yates attended public school in Georgia, where his family has owned a road building business for the past forty years, Chairman Yates moved back to Davidson County in 1982 and started his own grading and paving business that has been in operation for twenty-five years.  Chairman Yates is owner and President of J.P. Yates Construction, Inc., and Yates Grading and Paving Co. Inc., providing grading, utilities and asphalt paving for primarily commercial and NCDOT projects. 

Chairman Yates holds a General Contractor's License in North Carolina and South Carolina for commercial building, heavy highway and utilities.  Chairman Yates also has developed several properties and has a small amount of commercial and residential rental properties.  

Board & Commission Membership

Chairman Yates represents the Davidson County Board of Commissioners on the following Boards and Commissions:

  • Capital Facilities Committee
  • Social Services
  • Jail Committee
  • Davidson County Economic Development Commission
  • Davidson County Sewer Committee
  • I-85 Corporate Center Committee
  • Davidson County Integrated Solid Waste Advisory Board


Chairman Yates is serving his third term on the Davidson County Board of Commissioners.  His term will expire December 2024.