Rebecca K McCall was elected to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners in November of 2018 to serve a four-year term. In her third year on the board, she was elected to the position of Vice Chair. During her first three years in office, she was actively involved in numerous board-appointed committees as either a Commissioner liaison or voting member including (but not limited to) Agriculture Advisory Board, French Broad River MPO/Transportation Advisory Committee, Henderson County Planning Board, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Local Government of Cooperative Action, Joint College Facilities Committee, Library Board of Trustees, and Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee. In 2020, she was elected by her peers to serve as Director of District 16, which includes Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania and Madison counties, for North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Through the NCACC, she was chosen to participate in the 2019 President’s Initiative project which focused on developing Pathways for Disconnected Youth in NC. This led to the development of a similar initiative in Henderson County. She has also been actively involved in bringing the Henderson County Rails-to-Trails dream to reality and led the Henderson County Beautification project in 2021 focused on cleaning up roadside litter.
Rebecca retired in 2017 after forty years of working in the fields of construction and manufacturing. For the last 25 years, she worked for two major corporations in the lighting industry, GE Lighting and Hubbell Lighting. She held numerous positions in the areas of Engineering, Application Design (which led to successful sports lighting designs for NBA, NHL/CHL and NFL), Customer Service Management, Product Management for Outdoor and Indoor lighting products (through which she holds a patent in LED product design), Warranty Services Management, and Director of Education and Training (which included training over 1000 customers and sales agents yearly). While at GE Lighting, she was trained and certified as a Six Sigma Blackbelt, which focuses on customer satisfaction by minimizing defects and improving efficiency. She has continued to utilize this training throughout her career. She also received certified training in the areas of Negotiating Skills, Project Management, Leadership and Management, and Effective Presentations (for which she has received numerous awards). Her industry memberships include: IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society), MSSLC Roadway Lighting Committee which developed national standards for municipal lighting, Dark Sky Society and NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) for which she served as Vice Chair for the Luminaire section and met with Washington DC legislators regarding energy regulations.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Montreat College, an AA in Mechanical Drafting and Design from Blue Ridge Community College and a Jr College Diploma from Brevard College. Rebecca is a life-long resident of Henderson County and is an active member of the Hendersonville Lions club where she holds the office of Second Vice President and a 40 year member of Bethel Wesleyan Church. She is married to Ernest McCall and together they have raised three children who have graced them with six grandchildren. Of her accomplishments she is most proud of her family, their devotion to each other and to their faith in God.