city council : Ward 5
About Council Member Ben Kittrell
715 Cedar Hill Drive
Shelby, NC 28152
Home: 704 751-4046
Term: December 2017
Mr. Ben Kittrell was elected to Ward 5 in October 2013. He is a native of North Carolina, but attended high school in Florence S.C. Mr. Kittrell graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and shortly after was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy, completing Nuclear Engineering training before serving aboard submarines. He retired from the Naval Reserves in 2007 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Currently, Mr. Kittrell is employed as a Lead Engineer with Duke Energy at the Cliffside Steam Station where he helps lead efforts to improve safety and profitability.
Ben is a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon and on the Properties and Decorating Committees as well as singing in the choir and participating in the Men's Handyman Ministry. Ben met his wife Millie while attending Clemson and the two have been married for 25 years. They have one son, Trey, who is attending Appalachian State University.
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