Mayor Steve Sciascia served two terms on Harrisburg Town Council from 2006 to 2013, was elected as mayor in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration from Appalachian State University. He has worked in information technology and banking for over 30 years and is currently an IT operational risk manager for a large Charlotte bank. Steve served as president of Harrisburg Youth Association for seven years, overseeing the transition of the organization from a volunteer-based youth league to what is now the Harrisburg Parks and Recreation Department. He has coached and mentored over 35 baseball, football, soccer and basketball teams. Steve and his wife, Pam, have three children. He is an avid backpacker, cyclist and Carolina Panthers fan.
Mayor Sciascia has devoted extensive time and effort to support NC Governor Pat McCrory's "Talk it Out" initiative to prevent underage drinking. He was recognized for his efforts with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest honor bestowed on North Carolinians by the Governor in recognition of a proven record of service to the State. Read more on Mayor Sciascia's vision for his first term in office in the Mayor's Message.
Councilman Ron Smith is serving his first term on Town Council, with his term expiring in December 2019. He has been a resident of Harrisburg since 2005 and has an associate degree in computer programming from Savannah Technical College. Ron has been employed at Wells Fargo since 1994, primarily in information technology and technology management. He is married with two children who attend public schools in Harrisburg.
Ron volunteers every year with Teach for America and with his church, Rocky River Presbyterian Church. When not attending his children’s sporting events, Ron enjoys playing golf and is excited to be serving the residents of Harrisburg during his term on Town Council.
Christopher Barfield is serving his first term as Council member, with his term expiring in December 2019. Christopher’s background was in law enforcement until he was called into ministry. He attended Lee University for Pastoral Ministry and was ordained in 2010. Christopher currently works in industrial sales for an international compressed air company and ministers often in economically-challenged areas of the region.
Christopher is the immediate past Chairman for Family Solutions Inc. and has served in executive leadership positions with several area nonprofits. He and his family attend The Refuge Church in Kannapolis when he is not ministering elsewhere.
Christopher married his wife, Carrie, in 2010. When the opportunity arose in 2013 for them to move back to Harrisburg, Carrie’s hometown, they chose a home on the street where Carrie lived growing up. They have two young children. Christopher loves to read about the life of Christ, is active in the Republican Party and loves traveling to hole-in-the-wall BBQ joints. He hopes to influence public safety matters and use a common sense approach to growth.
Diamond received her ADN from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Charlotte in 2003, and went on to receive her BSN in 2006 from UNC-Greensboro. In 2010, Diamond completed her master’s in Healthcare Administration from Pfeiffer University. She is currently employed as a Director for the Ambulatory Care Management Department for Carolinas Healthcare System.
Diamond is a volunteer with the Cabarrus County Ombudsman program for Adult Care Homes, Cabarrus County Schools, NCNA Awards Committee and the YMCA as a Camp Nurse for Camp Thunderbird. She has been a member of the NCNA for more than seven years.
Diamond is married with three children: a 19-year-old daughter who is at Hampton University, a 16-year-old daughter on the Varsity Cheerleading team at Hickory Ridge, and a 10-year-old son in the STEM Program at Patriots Elementary.
Troy Selberg is serving his first term as a Council member, with his term expiring in December of 2021. For almost 30 years, Troy enjoyed a successful career in Motorsport, and he also hosted a TV show and was a color commentator for sports radio. For the past 15 years, Troy has worked as an C-level Executive consultant in the manufacturing, construction and online services verticals, where he implements Six Sigma and Behavior Sciences.
Troy recently served on the Harrisburg Planning and Zoning advisory board and the Harrisburg Artwalk committee. Troy is also deeply involved volunteering his time with STEMersion assignment programs, aiming to immerse students in an authentic application within a career.
Troy and his wife, Carol, are 26-year residents of Harrisburg. They have raised two children, both involved in area sports and thriving in the school systems. Troy enjoys building metal art work and playing golf, cornhole and chess.