Gerald A. "Jerry" Jones, Jr. was elected Mayor of Morehead City in November 1999 after serving a four year term as a Councilman. Mayor Jones is currently in his 9th 2-year term. He is a native of Morehead City and is President and owner of G.A. Jones Construction Company. In addition to being Mayor, he served as the President of the North Carolina League of Municipalities in 2009 and 2010 and currently serves on numerous civic organizations and boards. As Mayor he is the chief elected official of the City.