Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus / Hurricane Information

09.21.2020

See Latest Coronavirus Information & Case Counts >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

View: Brunswick County declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

 

See the latest information about vegetative debris collection on private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county due to Isaias >> https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/isaiasdebris

Residents on private roads in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County need to place their vegetative debris from Hurricane Isaias in in the right-of-way of their property no later than the evening of Sunday, Aug. 30 for collection.

Click here for full details and instructions on this collection.

Crews will make one pass across the county and could arrive in any area as early as Monday. Any vegetative debris that is not on the right-of-way by Sunday evening will not be collected.

A right-of-way is generally defined as the edge of your property before the curb. If you have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, make sure that your debris does not cover or restrict these areas.

This service will only include the private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county, including private roads in gated communities. The service will also collect any tree hangers or leaners in the rights-of-way.

This service will not collect or remove tree hangers or leaners that are on private property outside of a right-of-way.

Residents who need assistance to move debris or other needs following Hurricane Isaias can contact the Brunswick County VOAD for guidance and direction to organizations or services that may be able to help: 910-253-2589

 

Visit our Hurricane Preparedness page for more resources and information.

Chairman Frank Williams

Chairman Frank Williams

Frank Williams is a small business owner and Brunswick County native who was elected Brunswick County Commissioner from District 5 on November 6, 2012, in his first run for public office. He was elected to a second term on November 8, 2016, and was elected Chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners on December 5, 2016. He currently serves as President Elect of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. Frank lives in Leland with his wife, Lori.

Frank grew up in the rural community of Northwest, located ten minutes west of Leland, and is the among the fourth generation of his mother’s family to live in the community.  His first leadership role came as a teenager, when he served as a Patrol Leader in Leland’s Boy Scout Troop 265, and his first job was working as a busboy at the Sandpiper Seafood House in Leland.  He also spent two summers working in the summer student program at what was then Federal Paper Board (now International Paper) in Riegelwood. He graduated from North Brunswick High School in 1988 and earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University in 1993.

Frank has represented Brunswick County in a number of capacities, including:

  • Board Member, Brunswick Business & Industry Development (2017-present)
  • Board Member, Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority (2017-present)
  • Chair, Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Policy Committee (2018-19)
  • Chair, Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee (2014-present)
  • Rail Relocation Task Force (2015-17)
  • Greater Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (Board Member 2012-present; Vice Chair, 2016)
  • Cape Fear Council of Governments (Board Member 2012-2016; Vice Chair, 2015-16)
  • Southeast Economic Development Commission (2013-14)

Frank also takes an active leadership role in the community, having served on the boards of directors of Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Leland Area Rotary Club. He has also served on the Brunswick Community College Small Business Center Advisory Committee, chaired the Boy Scouts’ 2010 and 2011 fundraising breakfasts in Leland and served on the executive board of the Cape Fear Council, Boy Scouts of America.

In August 2013, then-Governor Pat McCrory appointed Frank to the N.C. Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service, a role in which he served until April 2017. He also served as chair of the General Government Steering Committee for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, on the association’s legislative goals committee and board of directors, as 1st Vice President in 2019-2020 and as 2nd Vice President in 2018-19. He has served on the National Association of Counties’ International Economic Development Task Force since September 2019 and was appointed to the NaCo Rural Action Caucus in August 2020.

Frank is a former member of the N.C. Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). He was a member of Class 14 of the Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy in the Fall of 2013 and is a Spring 1996 Fellow of the N.C. Institute of Political Leadership.

Professionally, Frank is president of Pioneer Strategies, a public relations and strategic communication firm he founded in August 2001, and co-owner of Pioneer Specialties, a promotional products distributorship he and Lori co-founded in January 2019. 

Frank received both the N.C. State University Communication Alumni Circle’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award and the Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40″ leadership award in 2006. He received the Cape Fear Council of Governments’ Lynwood Norris Regional Champion Award in 2015. In 2018, Frank was one of two recipients selected by Southport Magazine’s readers to receive the Maggie Award for the Local Official Who Worked the Hardest During Hurricane Florence.

Frank is an avid N.C. State Wolfpack fan and enjoys fishing, reading, movies and relaxing on the beach. He self-published his first novel, After the Republic, in 2015, and completed the sequel, Convergence, in late 2017. Frank and Lori attend Northside Baptist Church.

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