County Advisory Boards and Committees

There are many boards and committees that help with conducting county business. To apply for a position on one of the boards or committees listed below, click here to fill out an application. For more information about the application process, contact the Clerk to the Board’s office at 910-253-2017 or boardclerk@brunswickcountync.gov. For more information about a board or committee, click the name of that board or committee in the list below.

 

ABC Board

Members
Mitchell Williams, Chairman
Term Expires: 1/1/2018

John Dowless
Term Expires: 1/1/2019

Vacant
Term Expires: 1/1/2017

Mission
To oversee operations of the Brunswick County ABC system, including adopting rules and designating a manager of the ABC system.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
Contact
(910) 842-8839, bcabc@atmc.net, or click here.
State Statutes governing ABC Boards
Original referendum allowing for alcoholic beverage sales in Brunswick County passed in 1989.

BCC Board of Trustees

Members (County appointments)
Dr. Eugene Steadman, Jr.
Term Expires: 6/30/2019

Douglas Terhune
Term Expires: 6/30/2018

Michael Norton
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Arthur C. Skipper
Term Expires: 6/30/2017



Mission
The Board of Trustees has the responsibility for the development and operation of the College in accordance with the provisions of the law and the standards of the State Board of Community Colleges.
Meetings
Meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., except during July and December when there are no regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings are held in the Building A Board Room. (View the meeting calendar here.)
Minutes
(Scroll to the bottom of the page for Board Minutes.)
Membership
All trustees serve 4-year terms.
  • 13 trustees
  • Four trustees are appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • Four trustees are appointed by the Board of Education
  • Four trustees are appointed by the Governor of North Carolina
  • The Student Government Association President is an ex officio non-voting member of the Board
  • The primary residence of each Trustee must be in Brunswick County of one of the counties contiguous to Brunswick.
Contact
For more information, click here.
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted March 21, 1980. Revised and adopted March 17, 2016.

Brunswick-Columbus International Park, Inc.

Members (County appointments)
Ann Hardy
At-Large
Term Expires: 1/26/2017

Richard Kopp
At-Large
Term Expires: 4/15/2019

Mike Hargett
Economic Development Director
Term Expires: N/A

Frank Williams
Chairman, Board of Commissioners
Term Expires: 12/7/2017


Mission
To manage the affairs of the Brunswick-Columbus International Park Inc., to engage in activities that promote economic development in Brunswick and Columbus Counties, resulting in the attraction of jobs and capital investments to these counties, which will increase job opportunities and services for the benefit of citizens of the counties.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms not to exceed two consecutive terms, except for Chairmen and Economic Development Directors.
  • The Chairmen of the Boards of Commissioners of Brunswick and Columbus counties
  • The currently-serving Economic Development Directors of Brunswick and Columbus counties
  • 2 members appointed by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners
  • 2 members appointed by the Columbus County Board of Commissioners
  • 3 members elected by the Board of Directors
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted 1979. Revised and adopted Jan. 18, 2005; Oct. 6, 2008, Dec. 20, 2010.

Brunswick County Airport Commission

Members (County appointments)
Willie Gore
Term Expires: 12/21/2020

Jimmy Bellamy
Term Expires: 12/17/2019

Jerry Helms
Term Expires: 12/17/2019

Norman Meares
Term Expires:12/17/2019


Mission
To acquire lands, establish, construct, own, control, lease, equip, improve, maintain, operate, and regulate airports or landing fields within the County to provide and maintain an Airport Facility for the use of the General Aviation Public and to promote the economic development of Brunswick County.
Meetings
Meets on the third Wednesday of the month.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 4-year terms.
  • 4 members appointed by the County Commissioners
  • 1 member appointed by the City of Southport
  • 2 member appointed by the Town of Oak Island
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted 1961. Revised and adopted Sept. 15, 1993.

Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.

Members (County appointments)
William Smith
District 1
Term Expires: 5/31/2017

Joyce Lowrimore, Treasurer
District 2
Term Expires: 5/31/2017

Alan Favicchio
District 3
Term Expires: 5/31/2017

Martha Robinson, Secretary
District 4
Term Expires: 5/31/2017

Royce Brown
District 5
Term Expires: 5/31/2017

Mission
To promote the well-being and enhance the quality of life for all senior adults of Brunswick County.
Minutes
Membership
Members serve 1-year terms.
  • 5 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, one from each district
  • Five additional members are elected by the Board of Directors, with the goal of ensuring geographical representation.
  • Five members are elected by the Board of Directors based on knowledge and expertise needed by the Board.
Contact
John Ingraham, BSRI Board Chairman, 910-754-6921 or Jim Fish, President/CEO, 910-754-2300, jfish@bsrinc.org For more information, click here.
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted May 28, 2002. Revised and adopted Sept. 21, 2012.

Economic Development Advisory Commission

Members
Allen Bryant, Vice-Chairman
District 1


Gary Lesh
District 2


Vacant
District 3


Richard Kopp, Chairman
District 4


James McKoy
District 5


Mission
Seeks to promote and foster business and industrial growth and job creation in Brunswick County.
Meetings
Meets the second Tuesday of every other month beginning July 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor conference room of the David R. Sandifer Administration Building; some meetings are held at other locations as advertised.
Minutes
Membership
  • 16 members, including 6 voting members and 10 non-voting members
  • All members appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • All members serve at the discretion of the Board of Commissioners
  • Six voting members, consisting of one member from each district, with representation from the retail/service/banking, applied technology (manufacturing, utilities, industrial) and land use industries to the extent available and willing to serve; and a member of the Brunswick County Economic Development Foundation
  • Ten non-voting members, consisting of the County Manager, County Director of Economic Development, Brunswick Community College Workforce Development Representative, Brunswick County Director of Public Utilities, Director of Brunswick County Board of Realtors, Brunswick County Superintendent or his designee, and the Chamber president/executive director/senior staff member of each of the four Chambers of Commerce within the County
Contact
Mike Hargett, 910-253-2033 or mike.hargett@brunswickcountync.gov

Equalization and Review Board

Members
Bill Mathews
District 1
Term Expires: 4/1/2017

Bertha Bell
District 2
Term Expires: 4/1/2017

Boyd Williamson
District 3
Term Expires: 4/1/2017

David Babson
District 4
Term Expires: 4/1/2017

Grace Beasley
District 5
Term Expires: 4/1/2017

Mission
To carry out the duties prescribed in Article 21 of the Machinery Act as amended.
Meetings
Meets as needed.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 2-year terms.
  • 1 member from each county district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted Feb. 20, 1989. Revised and adopted Feb. 3, 1997.

Health & Human Services Advisory Board

Members
Lisa Narron
Pharmacist
Term Expires: 12/1/2019

Vacant
Physician
Term Expires: 12/1/2016

Dr. J. Michael Howard
Optometrist
Term Expires: 12/1/2019

Dr. Flint King
Veterinarian
Term Expires: 12/1/2019

Dr. Kathryn Lawler
Nurse
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

Haywood Miller, Jr.
Public
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Michael Norton
Engineer
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

Dr. Jerry Howard Smith
Public
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Gene Ward
Public
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

Dr. Allen Williams
Dentist
Term Expires: 12/1/2019

Pat Sykes
Commissioner, Ex-officio
Term Expires: 12/7/2017

Mission
Serves as an advisory oversight board to the Health and Human Services departments of Brunswick County.
Meetings
Meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Health Services Boardroom.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
  • 10 members, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • One dentist, one engineer, one nurse, one optometrist, one pharmacist, one physician, one veterinarian, and three members of the public
  • One Commissioner serves as an ex-officio member
Contact
David Stanley, 910-253-2250 or david.stanley@brunswickcountync.gov

Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control

Members
John Dowless
District 1
Term Expires: 10/1/2021

Tom Rabon
District 2
Term Expires: 10/1/2017

Lee Aldridge
District 3
Term Expires: 10/1/2021

Jerry Thrift
District 4
Term Expires: 10/1/2022

E. A. Britt
District 5
Term Expires: 10/1/2019

Billy Sequin
At-Large
Term Expires: 10/1/2018

Mission
To aid in the financing of industrial and manufacturing facilities for the purpose of alleviating unemployment or raising below average manufacturing wages and to aid in financing pollution control facilities for industry in connection with manufacturing and industrial facilities and for public utilities.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 6-year terms.
  • 1 member from each county district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • One at-large member
  • Members cannot be an officer or employee of the State of NC or any political subdivision thereof or any agency of either.
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted Nov. 3, 1976. Revised and adopted June 30, 1981.

Jury Commission

Members (County appointment)
Steve Stone
Board of Commissioners appointee
Term Expires: 7/1/2017

Mission
To prepare a Master Jury List at least every two years. The Master Jury List is composed of the names of registered voters and those residents with driver's license records in Brunswick County. Names are then randomly drawn from this master list for each court session.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 2-year terms.
  • 3 members, each a private citizen
  • 1 member appointed by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners
  • 1 member appointed by the Clerk of Court
  • 1 member appointed by Superior Court Judge

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

Members (County appointees)
Katherine White
Term Expires:9/15/2018

Daphne Green
Term Expires:6/16/2018

Erin Rutkowski
Term Expires:10/15/2018

Bonnie Jordan
Term Expires:10/7/2017

Vacant
Term Expires:

Maxine Elliott
Term Expires: 9/15/2018

Chanda Franck
Term Expires: 10/15/2018

Mike Forte
Serving as a County Commissioner
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

Mission
To strengthen and support appropriate programs through incorporating prevention and intervention strategies in a comprehensive juvenile crime prevention effort.
Meetings
Meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the second-floor conference room of the Sandifer Administration Building.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 2-year terms.
  • Up to 7 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • 2 persons under age 18
  • The person serving in each of the following positions, or his/her designee: School Superintendent, Chief of Police, Local Sheriff, District Attorney, Chief Court Counselor, Director AMH/DD/SA, Director of Social Services, County Manager, Substance Abuse Professional, Member of the Faith Community, County Commissioner, Juvenile Defense Attorney, Chief District Court Judge, Member of Business Community, Local Health Director, Representative of United Way or other non-profit, Representative of Parks and Recreation
Contact
Regina Bennett at r.bennett.jcpc@gmail.com For more information, click here.
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted May 17, 2012.

Library Board of Trustees

Members
Sheila Umbricht, Chair
District 1
Term Expires: 7/1/2019

Ronnie Benton, Vice-Chair
District 5
Term Expires: 7/1/2017

Karen Bowman, Secretary
At-large
Term Expires: 7/1/2017

Nadine Stanley
District 2
Term Expires: 7/1/2018

Randy Sullivan
District 3
Term Expires: 7/1/2019

Lena Butler
District 4
Term Expires: 7/1/2018

Emma Myles
At-large
Term Expires: 7/1/2019

Mary Wilson
At-large
Term Expires: 7/1/2017

Marilyn Searby
At-large
Term Expires: 7/1/2017

Mission
To formulate and adopt programs, policies and regulations for the government of the library, and to make recommendations to the governing body concerning the library system and its Director.
Meetings
Meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
  • 9 members, all appointed by the Board of Commissioners
    • 1 member from each district; 4 at-large members
  • Board members are requested to be library cardholders
  • The Library Director is the Board's executive officer
  • If so elected by the Board, the Library Director shall serve as Secretary to the Board
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted 1992. Revised and adopted Sept. 26, 1994; Oct. 23, 1995; May 20, 1996; Jan. 28, 2002; June 28, 2004; Aug. 27, 2007; April 27, 2009.

Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority Board of Directors

Members (County Appointments)
Earl Andrews
Term Expires: 7/7/2019

Vacant.
Term Expires: 1/3/2017

Frank Williams
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

William Sue
Term Expires: 7/7/2019

Mission
To develop an understanding of processes which control and influence the Cape Fear River and to provide a mechanism for information exchange and public education.
Meetings
Meets on the second Monday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority offices at 1107 New Pointe Boulevard Suite 17 in Leland. (View the meeting calendar here.)
Agendas & Minutes
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
  • Made up of members from Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties and the City of Wilmington
  • Members are appointed by the governing body of each of the Authority's members
Contact
(910) 383-1919, Online contact form
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted April 20, 1977. Revised and adopted Sept. 8, 2008.

Marine Fisheries Advisory Board

Members
Mike Potts
District 1
Term Expires: 7/1/2018

Jackie Varnam
District 2
Term Expires: 8/1/2018

Kimberly Greenwood Jones
District 3
Term Expires: 10/1/2017

Alan Beasley
District 4
Term Expires:10/1/2017

Jeff Gaskill
District 5
Term Expires: 2/1/2018

Mission
To serve in an advisory capacity to the Brunswick County Commissioners and to stay abreast and informed of the issues having a direct or indirect impact in our county as it relates to water-related issues.
Meetings
Meets quarterly.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 2-year terms.
  • 1 member from each district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • May include 1 County Commissioner assigned at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners
  • Members shall include persons from various water-related businesses or concerns and shall represent a wide geographic area of the county.
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted April 7, 1997.

Nursing Home & Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee

Members
Vince Musilli, Chairman
District 5
Term Expires: 11/1/2017

Vacant
District 1
Term Expires:

Carol W. Sutter
District 2
Term Expires: 9/1/2019

Arlene Rushin
District 3
Term Expires: 1/1/2020

John Walz
District 4
Term Expires: 2/1/2017

Barbara Alice Voorhees
At-large
Term Expires: 2/1/2019

Sheila Umbricht
At-large
Term Expires: 7/1/2017

Laura Miller
At-large
Term Expires: 9/1/2017

Colleen Combs
At-large
Term Expires: 2/1/2017

Shirley Dowd
At-large
Term Expires: 7/1/2019

Mission
To monitor the Patient's Bill of Rights for residents in nursing homes in Brunswick County; to provide increased social interaction and opportunities for enrichment for these adults; to assist in preventing physical and psychological deterioration of these older adults by promoting independence; to evaluate the activities of the nursing homes so that they meet the needs of the older adults in Brunswick County; to promote community understanding of the aging process and of the needs, problems, strengths and resources of older persons; to report to the Brunswick Commissioners the status of the Committee.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
  • At least 7 members, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
    • 1 member from each district; additional at-large members
  • Each member must be a resident of the county which the committee serves.
  • No person or immediate family member of a person with a financial interest in a home served by a committee, or employee or governing board member or immediate family member of an employee or governing board member of a home served by a committee, or immediate family member of a patient in a home served by a committee may be a member of a committee.
  • Prospective members must have 15 hours of training, and members must attend four quarterly business meetings and visit all eight nursing homes & adult care facilities in the county on three randomly scheduled days each quarter of the year.
Contact
Vince Musilli, 910-399-3136, VMusilli@EC.RR.com
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted Feb. 28, 1987.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Members
Michael Allocco
District 1
Term Expires: 7/1/2019

William Dale Rabon
District 5
Term Expires: 1/1/2018

Laura Botto
District 2
Term Expires: 7/1/2019

Danny Sellers
District 3
Term Expires: 7/1/2017

Leander Mosley
District 4
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Mission
To advance parks, recreation, open space, environmental conservation, and land preservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.
Meetings
Meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Parks & Recreation Boardroom.
Minutes & Agendas
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
  • 1 member from each county district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • At-large members may be appointed by the Board of Commissioners at its discretion
  • Ad-Hoc (non-voting liaison) members may be appointed by the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board at its discretion
Contact
Tanya Jackson, 910-253-2674 or tanya.jackson@brunswickcountync.gov
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted 1979. Revised and adopted Jan. 18, 2005; Oct. 6, 2008, Dec. 20, 2010.

Planning Board

Members
Eric Dunham, Chairman
At-large
Term Expires: 8/1/2017

Joy Peele Easley, Vice-Chair
District 2
Term Expires: 8/1/2017

Randy Ward
District 1
Term Expires: 8/1/2017

Christopher D. Stanley
District 3
Term Expires: 8/1/2017

Tom Simmons
District 4
Term Expires: 8/1/2019

Richard Leary
District 5
Term Expires: 8/1/2019

Troy Price
At-large
Term Expires: 5/1/2019

William A. Bittenbender
Alternate
Term Expires: 5/1/2019

Mission
The Planning Division of Economic Development and Planning Services supports and facilitates the Brunswick County Planning Board, the Brunswick County Board of Adjustment, and the Brunswick County Technical Review Committee (TRC). Each Board/Committee has different duties, functions, and meeting schedules.
Meetings
Meets on the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners' Chambers. (View the meeting calendar and application deadlines here.)
Minutes & Agendas
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
  • 1 member from each county district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • 2 at-large members appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • 1 alternate position
Contact
(910) 253-2025 or connie.marlowe@brunswickcountync.gov
View board member contact information here.
View application deadlines here.

Small Business Advisory Commission

Members (County appointments)
Stan Powell
Residential Real Estate
Term Expires:12/1/2017

David H. Stuart
Commercial Real Estate
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Ron Medlin
Construction Industry
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Blair Green
Agriculture/Agribusiness
Term Expires:12/1/2017

Kathleen Parker-Garner
Retail Sector
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Alan Lewis
Professional Engineer
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

Barrett McMullan
Restaurant/Hospitality Industry
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Vacant
At-large
Term Expires: 12/1/2016

Brandon Sauls
At-large
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

Art Miller
At-large
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

Richard Ishler, Jr.
At-large
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Tucker McGeoy
At-large
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

Susan Cruse
At-large
Term Expires: 12/1/2018
Mission
To provide a structured means for the business community to interact with government entities and provide county leaders with feedback on ways the county can become more business-friendly, and to seek to promote and foster business growth and job creation in Brunswick County.
Meetings
Meeting are held quarterly at 6 p.m. in the second-floor training room located in the Sandifer Administration Building. Upcoming meeting dates include Tuesday, Sept. 27; Tuesday, Dec. 6; and Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017. For more information, please see the Contact section below.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 2-year terms.
  • 7 members appointed by the Commissioners, 1 from each of the following economic sectors: residential real estate, commercial real estate, construction/homebuilding, agriculture/agribusiness, retail, engineer (environmental/civil), restaurant/hospitality
  • 4 at-large members appointed by the Commissioners
  • 1 seat automatically filled by the person serving in each of the following roles: Brunswick County Economic Development Director, Economic Development Advisory Commission Appointee, Brunswick County Chamber President, Southport-Oak Island Chamber Executive VP, Bald Head Island Chamber of Commerce, North Brunswick Chamber Executive Director, Brunswick Community College Small Business Center Director, Tourism Development Appointee
Contact
Susan Cruse, (910) 371-5779
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted July 16, 2013.

Southeastern Community and Family Services Inc. Board of Directors

Members (County appointment)
Ronnie Jenkins
Term Expires: 6/30/2017

Jay Merritt
Term Expires:6/30/2017

David Stanley, Health & Human Services Director
Alternate Member
Mission
To focus attention on the problems of the disadvantaged and to develop and administer programs designed to overcome these problems in cooperation with other interested agencies in cooperating counties, utilizing all available resources from agencies, corporations, and foundations and public or private groups. The agency is committed to the concept of a community where each individual can contribute and achieve a measure of independence and self-respect through meaningful work.
Meetings
Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at least every 10 weeks, with special meetings called as needed.
Agendas & Minutes
(Scroll to the bottom of the page for minutes and agendas.)
Membership
All members serve 5-year terms.
  • Up to 3 members from Brunswick County.
    • Two members appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
    • One member representing the public (not appointed by the Board of Commissioners).
  • Additional members are appointed by Bladen, Columbus, Hoke, Pender, Robeson and Scotland counties.
  • Between 15 and 51 members
  • Members must be a resident of the County from which they are appointed.
  • Members cannot be an officer or employee of an organization contracting to perform a component of the work program from agency funding sources.
Contact
For more information, click here.
By-Laws
Original Articles of Incorporation adopted (as Tri-County Community Action, Inc.) June 10, 1964. Ammended Oct. 4, 1965; Sept. 16, 1975; Feb. 2, 1999; Aug. 5, 2014.

Southeastern Economic Development Commission

Members (County appointments)
Ben Brooks
Public
Term Expires: 1/1/2020

Velva Jenkins
Minority
Term Expires: 1/1/2020

Mike Hargett
Public
Term Expires: 9/1/2018

Marty Cooke
Commissioner
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

Mission
To create new jobs, retain existing jobs and stimulate economic and industrial growth in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland counties.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 4-year terms.
  • 4 members from each county
    • At least 1 elected official
    • At least 1 member representing the minority population
    • At least 1 private sector representative
    • At least 1 representative of: the Executive Directors of Chambers of Commerce or representatives of institutions of post-secondary education workforce development groups or labor groups
Contact
(910) 862-6985, info@sedcnc.org Click here for more information.
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted Jan. 21, 1971. Revised and adopted April 28, 1998; April 22, 2001; May 28, 2002; April 21, 2005; June 9, 2009.

Tourism Development Authority

Members (County appointments)
Bonnie Cox, Chairperson
District 2
Term Expires: 10/1/2017

Whitney Sloane Sauls
District 1
Term Expires: 10/1/2017

Melaney M. Robbins
District 3
Term Expires: 10/1/2018

Mary Azzato
District 4
Term Expires: 10/1/2018

Dana Fisher
District 5
Term Expires: 10/1/2018

Mission
To market, promote and advertise Brunswick County as a destination for all sorts of travel and trips.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
  • 1 member from each county district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
    • Members must be currently involved in the promotion of travel and tourism.
  • 5 members jointly selected by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, and the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce.
Contact
(910) 755-5517, myork@ncbrunswick.com
For more information, click here.
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted Mar. 24, 1997. Revised and adopted Jan. 27, 2009.
County Resolution establishing the Tourism Development Authority

Trillium Regional Board

Trillium is a recently-merged local government agency that manages mental health, substance use and intellectual/development disability services in 24 counties, including Brunswick County. Additional information will be provided in the coming months.

Members (County appointments)
Marty Cooke
Commissioner
Term Expires: 12/1/2017

Tom Siemers
Term Expires: 5/1/2018

Mission
Trillium Health Resources is a local governmental agency that manages mental health, substance use and intellectual/developmental disability services in 24 counties in eastern North Carolina. The Governing Board collaboratively plans, budgets, implements and monitors services through policy-making actions.
Meetings
Meets on the fourth Thursday of every other month at 4:00 p.m. in the Trillium office at 165 Center Street, Jacksonville, NC 28546. For updates on meeting dates, click here.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
  • 2 members from Brunswick County appointed by the Board of Commissioners
    • 1 member must be a Commissioner
Contact
Deanna Campbell, 1-866-998-2597, deanna.campbell@trilliumnc.org For more information, click here.

Utility Board

Members
Earl Andrews
At-large
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Rick Tompkins
District 1
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Joseph F. James
District 2
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

John Michaux
District 3
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Retta Kennedy
District 4
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

VACANT
District 5
Term Expires:

Wayne Deutscher
St. James
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Robert Wiltbank
At-large
Term Expires: 12/1/2018

Mission
To exercise those certain powers delegated to it by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners concerning the creation, maintenance, upgrading and expansion of the Brunswick County water and sewer systems.
Meetings
Meets on the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Utility Field Operations Center (250 Grey Water Road in Supply).
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 2-year terms.
  • 1 member from each county district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • 2 at-large members, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • 1 representative of the Town of St. James
Contact
910-253-2500 or william.pinnix@brunswickcountync.gov
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted Aug. 18, 1986.

Voluntary Agricultural District Board

Members
Sam Bellamy, Chairman
Farm Bureau
Term Expires: 1/15/2019

Chip Carroll
Soil & Water
Term Expires: 1/15/2018

Vacant
Cooperative Extension
Term Expires:

Jody Clemmons
Farm Service Agency
Term Expires: 1/15/2018

Vacant
At-large
Term Expires:

Mission
To promote the health, safety, rural agricultural values, and general welfare of the county, and more specifically, increase identity and pride in the agricultural community and its way of life; encourage the economic and financial health of farming; increase protection from undesirable, non-farm development; and increase the protection of farms from nuisance suits and other negative impacts on properly managed farms.
Minutes
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
  • 5 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • 4 members actively engaged in farming
    • 1 member appointed by the Board of Commissioners from names submitted by each of the following: Brunswick Soil and Water Conservation District, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, the Farm Service Agency Committee and the Brunswick County Farm Bureau
  • 1 member with special interest, experience or education in agriculture and/or rural land preservation
By-Laws
Original by-laws adopted Sept. 17, 2001.

Zoning Board of Adjustments

Members
Robert J. Williamson, Chairman
District 1
Term Expires: 8/1/2019

Virginia Ward, Vice-Chair
District 2
Term Expires: 8/1/2019

Mary Ann McCarthy
District 3
Term Expires: 8/1/2019

David G. Giera
District 4
Term Expires: 8/1/2017

Robert Cruse
District 5
Term Expires: 8/1/2017

Ron Medlin
Alternate
Term Expires: 11/1/2017

Clayton Rivenbark
Alternate
Term Expires: 11/1/2018

Mission
The Zoning Board of Adjustments is a quasi-judicial body that hears and takes final action on variances, Special Exception Permits, zoning vested rights, approval of administrative decisions, approval of wireless telecommunication facilities, and interpretation of zoning boundary lines in concert with the Planning Director or Planning Director's designee.
Meetings
Meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners' Chambers in the Sandifer Administration Building. (View the meeting calendar here.)
Minutes & Agendas
Membership
All members serve 3-year terms.
  • 1 member from each county district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • 2 alternate members, called on to attend those meetings and hearings at which one or more regular members are absent or are unable to participate in hearing a case because of a financial or other interest.
Contact
Helen Bunch, 910-253-2035 or helen.bunch@brunswickcountync.gov For more information, click here.

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