Brunswick County Commissioner Cooke Named to NCBIWA Board of Directors


Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke has been named to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association.

J. Martin (Marty) Cooke Photo

Commissioner Marty Cooke

Originally established 20 years ago, the North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association (NCBIWA) works to encourage government action and funding, educate and advocate for effective Federal and State policy, and facilitate environmentally sound scientific and engineering solutions for threatened beaches, inlets and waterways.

The Board of Directors for NCBIWA includes representatives from across costal North Carolina, from Brunswick County to Currituck County, as well as officials from local, state and federal government, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and scientific groups.

“We’re happy to have Commissioner Marty Cooke as a part of our Board of Directors and we know he will do a wonderful job representing Brunswick County on our Board,” said Kathleen Riely, NCBIWA Executive Director, adding that officials from Brunswick County were among those involved with the organization when it started 20 years ago.

“Our beaches, inlets and waterways are critical parts of both Brunswick County’s ecosystem and economy, Commissioner Cooke spends countless hours engaged in coastal issues,” said Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Williams. “I am pleased that he will be serving in this capacity.”

“I’ve learned a great deal from the people that are involved with NCBIWA and the conferences I’ve attended,” Cooke said. “This is a diverse group of people from 20 counties, who come together and work collaboratively on issues that affect the region. Now, to be a member of the Board of Directors, is a tremendous honor.”