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Cherokee County’s Cal Stiles appointed to the State Water Infrastructure Authority

The following press release has been issued by Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis.

Office of the Speaker

Rep. Thom Tillis
Speaker of the House

Tori Bragg


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Speaker Thom Tillis Announces Appointments to the State Water Infrastructure Authority


Raleigh – Speaker Thom Tillis announced the following appointments today to the State Water Infrastructure Authority:


  • The Honorable Calvin H. “Cal” Stiles (Cherokee County) – Stiles is a lifelong resident of Cherokee County, retired businessman and served six years in the North Carolina National Guard. He was also a former advisory board member of the local BB&T Bank. He also formerly owned and operated Cal’s Supermarket, Cal’s Home Furnishings, Cal’s Mini-Storage and Creekside RV Park. Stiles will represent the Authority as a county commissioner.
  • Mrs. Maria S. Hunnicutt (Rutherford County) – Hunnicutt is the General Manager of Broad River Water Authority. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Textile Engineering from NC State University and is the board chairman of Foothills Connect Business and Technology Center. She is also involved in Relay for Life Rutherford County, Leadership Rutherford and the Kiwanis Club of Forest City. Hunnicutt will represent the Authority with her familiarity with wastewater, drinking water and stormwater issues and related funded sources.


The State Water Infrastructure Authority was created this past legislative session within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This commission will award funds to local governments from community development block grants and create a master plan to meet the State’s water infrastructure needs.


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