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Carteret County Commissioners In NC. Public Discussions, Meeting Agendas, District Issues

Public discussions, district agendas and issues, meetings information on the Carteret County Commissioners in NC.

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Monthly Meetings: Third Monday of every month unless otherwise stated.

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Location: Commissioners’ Boardroom Administration Building, second floor of the courthouse in Beaufort NC.

Time: 6 p.m.

Information: 1) Public comments are allowed at all regular meetings 2) Meetings have live broadcast with links on the commissioners website or via social media. 3) The public has access to meeting agendas before monthly meeting and minutes after each meeting.

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Current Members:

Chris Chadwick – District 6: Merrimon, North River, Down East Area (all areas east of North River), Term expires: November 2022, Contact: 252-269-4970. Boards currently serving on: Carteret County Partnership for Children, Carteret County Transportation Committee, Carteret County Scenic ByWay Committee, Harbor Authority – Ex-Officio Member, Humane Society – Ex-Officio Member, Marine Fisheries Advisory Board, Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC), and Waterways Management Committee.

Robin Comer – Vice-Chairman, District: 1. – Bogue, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Peletier, Stella, Term expires: November 2022, Contact: 252-393-3244. Boards currently serving on: Economic Development Foundation, HWY. 70 Corridor Commission, Rural Transportation Advisory Committee, and Transportation Committee.

Ed Wheatly – District 5: Beaufort, Harlowe, Mill Creek, Term Expires: November 2020, Contact: 252-241-8626. Boards currently serving on: ABC Board, Scenic Byway Committee, and Waterways Management Committee.

Jimmy Farrington – District: 4: Morehead City, Bogue Banks, Term expires: November 2020, Contact: 252-723-0002. Boards currently serving on: Carteret County Beach Commission and Peer Recovery Center Board.

Bob Cavanaugh – District 3: Morehead City, Wildwood, Broad Creek, Term Expires: November 2020, Contact: 252-241-6420. Boards currently serving on: Allies for Cherry Point, Eastern Carolina Council Executive Committee, Carteret County Transportation Committee, Eastern Carolina Job Training Consortium, Hospital Board, and Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.

Mark Mansfield – Chairman, District 3: Morehead City, Wildwood, Broad Creek, Term Expires: November 2022, Contact: 252-732-0875. Boards currently serving on: CCATS Board, Consolidated Human Services Board, HWY. 70 Corridor Commission, and Tourism Development Authority.

Bill Smith – District 2: Newport, plus a small portion of Broad Creek, Term Expires: November 2022, Contact: 252-241-8048. Boards currently serving on: Aging Planning Board, Carteret County Library Board, Civilian Military, Community Council, Cultural & Recreational Advisory Board, and Newport Library Board.

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More Information: Seven Commissioners serving staggered four year terms. Each county commissioner must reside in their district. One member per district except for District 3 which has two members.

To contact all Carteret Commissioners, please email tommy [DOT] burns [AT] carteretcountync [DOT] gov

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Remaining 2019 Meeting Dates:

October 21, 2019, November 18, 2019, and December 16, 2019.

Deadline for agenda items are the Wednesday before monthly meetings.

2019 meetings agendas and minutes: View All

Carteret Commissioners Public Comments And Discussions

Using the form below, we welcome public comments and discussions on all issues facing Carteret County residents and voters. We believe that county government should be transparent and open to residents and encourage you to intellectually and appropriately discuss agenda items and information you hear at monthly meetings.

We will not publish personal attacks or rumors.


November 2020: Comment 1 on the Peer Recovery Center and Hope Mission.

April 29, 2020 – Commissioners repealed amendments to the State of Emergency Proclamation which was set to expire on April 29, 2020. Under this repeal, restrictions on travel to the county by those who are not residents or property owners is no longer being enforced. Additionally, the rental of short-term housing, hotel and motel rooms, condominium, RV campsite, and primitive campsites are no longer being enforced. This repeal is for unincorporated areas of the county and one should consult with municipal leaders in other areas about restrictions still in place. We will continue to monitor commissioners meetings as it relates to the COVID-19 Coronavirus state of emergency.

December 2019: Opposed a reclassification of boundaries separating coastal and inland fishing waters proposed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC). Commissioners believe this opposition is protecting local commercial fishermen because the WRC proposal would mean the loss of 226.5 square miles of water that commercial fisherman can take harvest from now.

October 24, 2019 – Special meeting convened at 11 a.m. to discuss a possible jail expansion, future capital and infrastructure project needs, and comments.

Local government designated October 6, 2019 as “Commercial Fishing Day” to honor the NC Seafood Festival and contributions commercial fishermen and the seafood industry has on the county.

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2 thoughts on “Carteret County Commissioners In NC. Public Discussions, Meeting Agendas, District Issues

  • November 19, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you for allowing me to report this. During the November meeting of the Carteret County Commissioners, they heard a request to place the Peer Recovery Center under Hope Mission authority and the request was tabled as each member needed more time to consider the plan.

    Hope Mission currently offers homeless services, meal programs, emergency financial help, and other services to county residents while the Peer Recovery Center offers drug and alcohol recovery services and mental health recovery using peer support.

    Is the director of PRC asking to go under Hope Mission or are they asking for the county to mandate it, effectively shutting down the current organization? I’d like to hear more from Gene McLendon and Bev Stone on my question.

    • April 26, 2021 at 7:12 pm

      We can report that commissioners unanimously approved the request for the Peer Recovery Center to come under the umbrella of Hope Mission Ministries.


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