Public Notice

Public Notice

Information About New Flood Maps and Flood Ordinance Changes

06.13.2018

Brunswick County is considering adopting new flood maps and amending the County’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

FEMA regularly updates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) using studies to improve the maps and ensure their accuracy. The last maps FEMA approved for our area were adopted in 2006; since then, FEMA has worked to study and improve these maps. Now that FEMA has approved updated maps, Brunswick County can adopt them and continue to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

To view the current effective maps or the preliminary maps on the State’s website, visit the Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) – Flood Maps, which will automatically show the current effective maps. To view the preliminary maps, in the top right corner of the page, click on “Effective” and change to “Preliminary.” This will allow the viewer to see the maps being adopted on August 28, 2018.

Brunswick County will be scheduling a public hearing about these changes, and a public informational workshop will be held on July 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the County Commissioners Chambers, at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia, NC.

For more information about the proposed changes to the Flood Maps and the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, click here.

Commissioner Pat Sykes

Commissioner Sykes

Commissioner Pat Sykes

Patricia Sykes is a Brunswick County native currently residing in Southport.  After graduating from Southport High School, she worked for 32 years in various positions in government agencies: five years in management at the Internal Revenue Service; twenty five years in various other assignments at the Internal Revenue Service, United States Attorney’s Office, Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, and several years in local government at Brunswick County, the Brunswick County School system and the Town of Long Beach (Oak Island) where she also served as a volunteer member of the Rescue Squad/Fire Department.  Pat and her husband Clarence had a small welding business for over 25 years, Sykes Portable Welding & Repair and are still members of the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce.  They have been married for 46 years, have one son, daughter in-law and one grandson.

Sworn in December 2016 (second term)

Term Expires in 2020

Professional Position: Retired – with 32 years with the Federal Government in various agencies. Five years in management at the Internal Revenue Service; twenty-five years in various other assignments, United States Attorney’s Office and Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point.

Local Government – Brunswick County Schools, Brunswick County and Town of Long Beach (now Oak-Island)

Professional Affiliations: Past business Owner of Sykes Portable Welding & Repair for over 25 years.

Other Services: Currently serving on the following Boards/Committees:

  • Brunswick County Health & Human Services Advisory Board
  • Trillium Health – Southern Regional Advisory Board
  • Grand Strand Transportation Advisory Committee (MPO)
  • North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
    • Health & Human Services
  • National Association of County Commissioners:
    • Justice and Public Safety Committee
    • Sub-Committee – Homeland Security Vice Chair
    • Veterans and Military Services Committee

Other and Former Board Associations:

  • Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, served as Vice-Chair 2015
  • Department of Social Services Board
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
  • Brunswick County Fire Commission, Vice-Chair
  • Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Board (MPO)
  • Cape Fear Area Rural Planning Organization (RPO)
  • Brunswick County Community College Liaison Committee
  • Brunswick County Republican Party Executive Committee
  • Treasurer for Brunswick County Republican Women
  • Volunteered at Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office – 2011
  • Volunteered at Brunswick Senior Resources – 2010
  • Past Chairman of the Southport-Oak Island Boy Scouts Leadership Breakfast Committee
  • Southport Lions Club Member
  • Member, Southport Oak-Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, Children’s Church and Vacation Bible School Director

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