Public Notice

Public Notice

Information About New Flood Maps and Flood Ordinance Changes


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.

Brunswick County Commissioner Sykes Appointed to NACo Committees, Positions


Brunswick County Commissioner Pat Sykes has been appointed the Homeland Security Subcommittee Vice Chair for the NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, and a member of the NACo Immigration Reform Task Force and Military Services Committee.

Pat Sykes PhotoCommissioner Sykes was previously named a member of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, the Veterans Military Services Committee and the Immigration Reform Task Force in 2016.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee covers matters pertaining to criminal justice and public safety systems, including criminal justice planning, law enforcement, courts, corrections, homeland security, community crime prevention, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, emergency management, fire prevention and control, and civil disturbances.

The NACo Immigration Reform Task Force provides a forum for county officials from across the nation to discuss immigration and its impact on local governments. The Veterans and Military Services Committee engages NACo and its members to develop and highlight county best practices and policies to promote innovative programs, services and benefits for our nation’s military, veterans and their families.

“Committee participation at the national level is a serious commitment and responsibility,” said Roy Charles Brooks, NACo President. “We must continue working with governmental, nonprofit and industry partners to highlight the importance of local government. My goal is to build a committed leadership team for NACo, as NACo’s strength is in its members and their involvement in NACo’s committees.”