Public Notice

Public Notice

UPDATE – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – UPDATE

07.19.2019
UPDATE – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – UPDATE

Bolivia, NC – A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect. Based on the ongoing hot weather that tends to elevate water demand, this Water Conservation Alert will remain in effect through the month of July and into August when it will be re-evaluated.

Please continue to use water wisely; your water conservation is having a positive impact.

Residents who have questions should contact their water service provider directly or Brunswick County Public Utilities at 910-253-2657. Additional information can be found at <http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/>.

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 STAGE 1 – WATER CONSERVATION ALERT 

07.22.2019
 STAGE 1 – WATER CONSERVATION ALERT

Bolivia, NC – A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect.

All customers of a public water system anywhere in Brunswick County are affected by Water Conservation Alerts. Brunswick County Public Utilities provides water service in unincorporated portions of Brunswick County as well as the following communities: Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Caswell Beach, Sandy Creek, St. James, Sunset Beach, and Varnamtown. Customers of other utilities such as Bald Head Island, Brunswick Regional – H2GO (Belville), Holden Beach, Leland, Navassa, Northwest, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, and Southport are under the same restrictions since these utilities receive their water from Brunswick County Public Utilities.

Under a Stage 1 Water Alert, water system customers are requested to make voluntary adjustments to their water usage habits to appreciably reduce peak demands. (A peak demand of 80% of system production and distribution capacity being targeted). Irrigation demands represent the bulk of non-essential water use, so a primary way that customers may reduce water usage is to limit irrigation. A unified application of voluntary water reductions by all water system users in Brunswick County may help to avoid mandatory water restrictions in the event drought conditions do not lessen.

Specific ways to reduce water usage are as follows:

  1. Use the following recommended irrigation schedule to even out system demands:
  2. Odd address numbers – Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
    b. Even address numbers – Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
    c. No irrigation on Mondays
  3. Defer all non-essential water use to outside the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
    3. Don’t overwater your yard. One inch of water per week in the summer will keep most types of grass healthy. To determine how long you need to run your sprinkler to provide 1” of water, place straight edged cans at different distances from your sprinkler and time how long it takes to fill an average of 1” of water in each can. Water occasionally, but deeply to encourage deeper rooting that makes grass more drought/heat tolerant.
    4. Install rain shut-off devices on automatic sprinkler systems.
    5. Don’t water pavement and impervious surfaces.
    6. Limit lawn watering to that necessary for plant survival. Water lawns outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
    7. Water shrubbery the minimum required. Water shrubbery outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Use drip irrigation systems in shrubbery beds and around trees to prevent water loss through evaporation.
    8. Use abundant mulch around trees and shrubs to retain moisture.
    9. Plant drought-tolerant grasses, trees, and plants.
    10. Adjust mower height to a higher setting to retain moisture.
    11. Limit the use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded. Operate dishwashers outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
    12. Limit vehicle washing to a minimum. Use commercial car washes that recycle water.
    13. Use shower for bathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than five (5) minutes.
    14. Inspect and repair all faulty and defective parts of faucets and toilets. Pay attention to dripping sounds.
    15. Do not leave faucets running while shaving, brushing teeth, rinsing or preparing food.
    16. Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.
    17. Install water-saving showerheads and other water conservation devices.
    18. Install water-saving devices in toilets such as early closing flappers.
    19. Limit hours of water-cooled air conditioners.
    20. Keep drinking water in a container in the refrigerator instead of running water from a faucet until it is cool.
    21. Do not fill new (or empty) swimming or wading pools. Top off existing swimming pools from dusk until dawn.
    22. Cover pool and spas when not in use to prevent evaporation.
    23. Use disposable and biodegradable dishes where possible.

Please note that this Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert does not affect the use of private groundwater wells or those using highly treated reclaimed wastewater. (St. James, Winding River, Sea Trail, and Sandpiper Bay golf courses use reclaimed water. Other golf courses use wells and ponds for irrigation.) Also, this is not a water quality advisory; this is a water conservation advisory. There is no need to boil water for potable use unless you receive a Low Pressure Advisory notice for your specific area due to other conditions in the water distribution system.

Residents will be notified if any other conservation measures are needed and when conditions dictate that restrictions are no longer required. Residents who have questions should contact their water service provider directly or Brunswick County Public Utilities at 910-253-2657. Additional information can be found at <https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/>

https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/smart-tips-for-the-home-yard.pdf 

https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/files/utilities/2015/02/util_water_conservation_utilities_brochure.pdf

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County Advisory Boards and Committees

Advisory Boards & Committees

Column 1 CTA

Agendas & Minutes

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Meeting Schedule

Column 3 CTA

Your County Commissioners

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County Advisory Boards & 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, 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. You can also view all currently open seats.

ABC Board
 
Members

Mitchell Williams
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

John Dowless
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Alfonso Beatty
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

 
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.

 
 
Bald Head Island Transportation Authority
 
Members (County Appointment)

Robert Howard
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

 

 
NOTE: The following shall be effective following a June 21 public hearing and upon issuance of a Certificate of Incorporation by the Secretary of State.
Mission
Meetings

Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 9:15 a.m.

Minutes
Membership

Made up of 11 members, including:

  • Nine members serving 3-year terms. These nine are appointed as follows:
    • One by the Governor
    • Two by the General Assembly
    • Three by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation
    • One by the Board of Commissioners
      • Must be a resident of the County, but not a resident of Bald Head Island
    • One by the elected board of Southport
      • Must be a resident of Southport
    • One by the elected board of Bald Head Island
      • Must be a resident of Bald Head Island
  • The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore of Bald Head Island, as ex officio voting members
  • Members may not more than two (2) consecutive terms
Contact

 

 
 
BCC Board of Trustees
 
Members (County appointments)

Dr. Eugene Steadman, Jr.
Term Expires: 6/30/2023

Douglas Terhune
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Michael Norton
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Myong Jensen
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

 
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 Business & Industry Development
 
Members

Allen Bryant District 1 Term Expires: 6/30/2020 Dr. John Ward District 2 Term Expires: 6/30/2020 Dennis Ewald District 3 Term Expires: 6/30/2020 Clint Berry District 4 Term Expires: 6/30/2020 Michael Reives District 5 Term Expires: 6/30/2020 Frank Williams Chairman Ex-Officio Randy Thompson Vice-Chairman Ex-Officio Ann Hardy County Manager Non-Voting  

 
Mission

To encourage and promote the development of new business and industry of all types.

Meetings

To be announced

Minutes
Membership

All Members serve 3-year terms

  • Five members appointed by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, one from each district
  • Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Commissioners serve as ex-officio members
  • County Manager serve as a non-voting member
  • Members shall not be elected officials or public officials (including employees) of a governmental agency
Contact

Bill Early, 910-253-2025 or bill.early@brunswickbid.com

 
 
Brunswick-Columbus International Park, Inc.
 
Members (County appointments)

Ann Hardy At-Large Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Vacant At-Large Term Expires: 6/30/2019

Bill Early Executive Director Brunswick BID Term Expires: N/A

Frank Williams Chairman, Board of Commissioners

 
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
  • Members may not more than two (2) consecutive terms
By-Laws

Original by-laws adopted 1979. Revised and adopted Jan. 18, 2005; Oct. 6, 2008, Dec. 20, 2010.

 
 
Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc.
 
Members (County appointments)

John Ingraham District 1 Term Expires: 6/30/2020 Joyce Lowrimore District 2 Term Expires: 6/30/2020 Joyce Casteen District 3 Term Expires: 6/30/2020 Jane Marston District 4 Term Expires: 6/30/2020 Patricia Sacchetti District 5 Term Expires: 6/30/2020

 
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.

 
 
Cape Fear Regional Jetport (Brunswick County Airport Commission)
Members (County appointments)

Willie Gore
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Jimmy Bellamy
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Jerry Helms
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Norman Meares
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

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.

Equalization and Review Board
 
Members

Bill Mathews
District 1
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Bertha Bell
District 2
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Vacant
District 3
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

David Babson
District 4
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Charles Bost
District 5
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

 
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.

 
 
Fire Protection Oversight Committee
 
Members

Vacant
District 1
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

John Melcher
District 2
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

James Whitley
District 3
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Clint Berry
District 4
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Eric Cinotti
District 5
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

 
Mission

To improve the delivery of Fire and Emergency services to the citizens of Brunswick County.

Meetings

Meets bi-monthly.

Minutes
Membership

All members serve 2-year terms.

  • 1 member from each district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
 
 
Health & Human Services Advisory Board
 
Members

Lisa Narron
Pharmacist
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Vacant
Physician
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Dr. J. Michael Howard
Optometrist
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Dr. Flint King
Veterinarian
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Dr. Kathryn Lawler
Nurse
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Hubert Reaves
Public
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Michael Norton
Engineer
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Dr. Jerry Howard Smith
Public
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Gene Ward
Public
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Dr. Allen Williams
Dentist
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Pat Sykes
Commissioner, Ex-officio

 
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
  • Members may not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms
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

Vacant
At-Large
Term Expires: 

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
  • Two  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: 6/30/2020

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)

Vacant Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Eric A. Cinotti Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Erin Rutkowski Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Bonnie Jordan Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Sharon Flucker Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Maxine Elliott Term Expires: 6/30/2021

John Manning Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Mike Forte Serving as a County Commissioner

 
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 rbennett.jcpc@gmail.com For more information, click here.

By-Laws

Original by-laws adopted May 17, 2012.

 
 
Library Board of Trustees
 
Members

Sheila Umbricht
District 1
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Sheila Schreyer
District 2
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Randy Sullivan
District 3
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Lena Butler
District 4
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Ronnie Benton
District 5
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Emma Myles
At-large
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Mary Wilson
At-large
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Brett Riggs
At-large
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Donna Morgan
At-large
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

 
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 quarterly on the fourth Monday in February, April, July, and October at 4:00 p.m. at the Brunswick County Emergency Center, Building “C” in Bolivia, NC.

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
Resolution Establishing Library Board of Trustees
By-Laws

Original by-laws adopted 1992. Revised and adopted Feb. 25, 2019.

 
 
Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority Board of Directors
 
Members (County Appointments)

Phil Norris
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Alton Milliken, Jr.
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

William Sue
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Frank Williams
Term Expires: 6/30/2019

 
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.

 
 
Nursing Home & Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee
 
Members

Holly Brenneman
District 1
Term Expires: 3/19/2021

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: 2/1/2020

Eileen Clyne
District 5
Term Expires: 4/16/2022

Barbara Voorhees
At-large
Term Expires: 2/1/2022

Sheila Umbricht
At-large
Term Expires: 7/1/2020

Ashley Wells
At-large
Term Expires: 2/18/2020

Colleen Combs
At-large
Term Expires: 2/1/2020

Mary Ann DuGan
At-large
Term Expires: 8/5/2019

 
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.

Meetings

Meets at 10:00 a.m. in the Second Floor Training Room of the David R. Sandifer Administration Building.

2019 Meeting Schedule: Jan. 22, Apr. 23, Jul. 23, Oct. 22.

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 nine nursing homes & adult care facilities in the county on three randomly scheduled days each quarter of the year.
Contact

Barbara Voorhees, Chair. (518) 791-6205, leboufbarb@gmail.com

By-Laws

Original by-laws adopted Feb. 28, 1987, Revised Oct. 2010; Apr. 2018.

 
 
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
 
Members

Kristina Crane District 1 Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Laura Botto District 2 Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Michael Sullivan District 3 Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Teagan Perry-Hall District 4 Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Dale Rabon District 5 Term Expires: 6/30/2021

 
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, May 19, 2014.

 
 
Planning Board
 
Members

Alvin Nobles
District 1
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Ron Medlin
District 2
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Joy Peele Easley
District 3
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Tom Simmons
District 4
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Richard Leary
District 5
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Eric Dunham
At-Large
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

William A. Bittenbender
At-Large
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Vacant
Alternate
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

 
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.

 
 
 
Southeastern Community and Family Services Inc. Board of Directors
Members (County appointment)

William Ballard
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

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 3-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; Mar. 7, 2017.

Southeastern Economic Development Commission
 
Members (County appointments)

Ben Brooks Public Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Velva Jenkins Minority Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Bill Early Public Term Expires: 6/30/2023

Marty Cooke Commissioner

 
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.

 
 
Substance Use & Addiction Commission
 
Members

Kathleen Gomes
District 1
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Joshua Torbich
District 2
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

William Eberle
District 3
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Heather Strickland
District 4
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

William Hickman
District 5
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Vacant
At-Large
Term Expires: 6/30/2023

Stephen Lanier
Sheriff’s Office
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Eric Gushue
Chief Superior Court Judge
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Catherine Cooke
Board of Education
Term Expires: 6/30/2023

 
Mission

Serves in an advisory capacity to make recommendations regarding the substance use and addiction program needs of Brunswick County.

Meetings

Meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Health Services Building (Building A), beginning January 3, 2019.

Minutes
Membership

All members serve 4-year terms.

  • 6 members, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  • 1 member, designated by the Sheriff and appointed by Commissioners
  • 1 member, designated by the Chief Superior Court Judge and appointed by Commissioners
  • 1 member, designated by the Board of Education and appointed by Commissioners
Contact

Cris Harrelson, Health Director

cris.harrelson@brunswickcountync.gov

 
By-Laws

Original by-laws adopted Aug. 20, 2018. Revised Oct. 1, 2018

Tourism Development Authority
 
Members (County appointments)

Whitney Sloane Sauls
District 1
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Bonnie Cox
District 2
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Melaney M. Robbins
District 3
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Sharon Wright
District 4
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Dana Fisher
District 5
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

 
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.

 
 
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)

David Stanley
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Pat Sykes
Serving as a County Commissioner

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

David Tart, 1-866-998-2597, david.tart@trilliumnc.org
For more information, click here.

Voluntary Agricultural District Board
 
Members

Travis Potter Farm Bureau
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

Charles Carroll Soil & Water
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Pearly Vereen Cooperative Extension
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Jody Clemmons Farm Service Agency
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Marc Green At-large
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

 
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
District 1
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Virginia Ward
District 2
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Mary Ann McCarthy
District 3
Term Expires: 6/30/2020

Alan Lewis
District 4
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Marian Shiflet
District 5
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Ron Medlin
Alternate
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Clayton Rivenbark
Alternate
Term Expires: 6/30/2022

 
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.

 
 
DAVID R. SANDIFER BUILDING

Contact

P.O. Box 249
Bolivia, NC
28422

(910) 253-2017
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