Mayor Stephen Maher is a 12-year resident of Waxhaw. He has served on Waxhaw's Town Board since July 2014, being elected Mayor in November 2015. Prior to being appointed to the Town Board, he served Waxhaw and its citizens on Waxhaw's Planning Board and Waxhaw's Park & Recreation Advisory Board.
Mayor Maher and his wife, Shavaun, have three children and three grandchildren. He has been active in the school system, having served Kensington Elementary in several roles including Treasurer of the school PTO. He also served four years as a member of the Cuthbertson High School site-based management team: a group of faculty, parents, administrative personnel, and business/community members who are involved in the management and decision-making process at Cuthbertson High School.
He is currently serving as the Chairman of the North Carolina Risk Management Services Trust, which provides oversight of the Health, Property & Casualty and the Workers' Compensation Insurance and services to meet the needs of the North Carolina's 553 municipalities.