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Currituck County Advisory Boards

*Note: Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

The Currituck County Board of Commissioners are seeking citizens who are willing to serve their community through participation on County advisory boards. Currituck County residents who are at least 18 years of age may apply. Applications can be obtained through the County Manager's office at 252-232-2075 or online.

ABC Board

The Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board manages the ABC Stores in Currituck County under state guidance and statute. A five-member board is appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

Contact: Gene Gregory
Phone: 252-336-4706
Meeting Date: Last Thursday of Month

Animal Services & Control Advisory Board 

The board works with Currituck Animal Services and Control. They formulate and recommend to the Board of Commissioners, projects and programs that promote and encourage animal awareness, pet owner responsibilities, and adoption events.

This board does not have legislative powers of its own. The advisory board has seven (7) members who are citizens of the county and meet requirements set by the Board of Commissioners. An additional member serves as an ex officio, which is a member of the Board of Commissioners.

Contact: Gina Maurer, Animal Services & Control Director
Phone: 252-453-8682
Meeting Date: 1st Thursday of January, April, July & October
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Currituck Animal Shelter

Board of Adjustment

This board hears and acts on appeals, variances, and special uses in Currituck County zoning cases. It consists of seven members - five regular members (one (1) from each district and two at-large) and two (2) alternates.

Contact: Nick Asthorpe, Staff Support to the Board of Adjustments
Phone: 252-232-6033
Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday of each month (subject to change due to holidays)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Historic Courthouse Board Meeting Room
Website: Board of Adjustments 

Economic Development Advisory Board

This board advises the Board of Commissioners on economic development issues and assists in implementing county-wide economic development strategies. In addition, this board provides advice relative to the regulation construction, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, equipment and operation of the Currituck County Regional Airport.

The economic development advisory board shall be composed of seven members who are residents of the county and four members who need not be residents of the county but who shall at the time of appointment be actively connected with and have experience in economic development, agriculture, business or industry within the county. One member of the board of commissioners, the county manager, the president of the Currituck County Chamber of Commerce or designee and a representative of the College of the Albemarle appointed by the board of commissioners shall be ex officio members without a vote.

Contact: Dan Scanlon, County Manger
Phone: 252-232-2075
Meeting Date: 4th Thursday of January, April, July and October
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Historic Currituck Courthouse 
Website: Currituck County Economic Development

Fire Advisory Board

This board was formed in early 2008 by the Board of Commissioners to better plan for Fire and EMS Services in the County. The board meetings were temporarily suspended from November 2014 until August 2015.

The five (5) member board consisting of two (2) volunteer fire chiefs, one (1) representative for the Board of Commissioners, one (1) Currituck County citizen and the Emergency Medical  Service Chief;
will assist the six (6) non-profit volunteer fire departments and the County Department of Fire-EMS with strategic planning, budgeting, bulk purchasing, equipment standardization, standard operating procedures, and benefit issues. There are five voting members.

Contact: Crystal Daneker 
Phone: 252-232-7746 ext. 4098
Meeting Date: 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Fire & EMS Administrative Office
Website: Currituck County Fire Protection

Game Commission

This commission, acting with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, shall have charge of the enforcement of migratory wild fowl game laws and shall have power and authority to prescribe rules and regulations for the enforcement of such game laws and the protection of wild fowl life in the county. It consists of seven members (one from each district and two at-large), each of whom shall be thoroughly acquainted with migratory water fowl shooting both ashore and afloat. This commission also issues and renews blind licenses.

Contact: Cindy Scott
Phone: 252-429-3472
Meeting Date: Varies (twice per year)

Jury Commission

This commission selects the list of trial and grand jurors. It consists of three members, one of which is appointed by the senior regular resident Superior Court Judge, one by the Clerk of Superior Court, and one by the Board of Commissioners.

Contact: Ray Matusko
Phone: 252-232-2010
Meeting Date: Meets for approximately 3 days, every two years
Time: Varies
Place: Currituck Judicial Center
Website: Clerk of Court

Land Transfer Tax Appeals Board

This board hears and rules on appeals for taxes incurred through land transfer. It consists of seven members and meets whenever required for appeals.

Contact: Tracy Sample
Phone: 252-232-3005, ext. 6037
Meeting Date: Whenever required for appeals
Time: Varies

Library Board

This board establishes local policies within those set by the Regional Library Board.

Contact: Laura Salmons, Librarian 
Phone: 252-453-8345
Meeting Date: 2nd Wednesday of January, April, July and October.
Time: 2:30 PM
Place: Currituck County Public Library, Barco

Local Emergency Planning Committee

The duties and responsibilities of the Currituck County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) shall be to implement the "Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986" (EPCRA) and other applicable laws and regulations. The duties and responsibilities of the LEPC shall include the requirement to:
  • Establish rules by which to function and procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public for information.
  • Oversee the development of an emergency plan in accordance with section 303 of EPCRA, including a chemical hazard/risk analysis, emergency response procedures for off-site emergency response personnel and identification of private/public sector resources available to respond to hazardous material emergency and disasters in Currituck County.
  • In conjunction with emergency response agencies, review annually and update as necessary the emergency plan, or more frequently as changed circumstances in the community or at any facility may require.
  • Receive reports and other information from facilities subject to the requirements of EPCRA.
  • Provide public access to information and documents, subject to required limitations, in accordance with EPCRA and established procedures of the LEPC. 

The LEPC consists of members appointed by the North Carolina State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). The members of the committee include representatives from each of the following groups or organizations: elected officials, law enforcement, emergency management, fire service, EMS, public health, local environmental, transportation officials, broadcast and print media, community groups and owner/ operators of facilities subject to the requirements of Title II.

Contact: Mary Beth Newns, Currituck Emergency Management
Phone: 252-232-2115
Meeting Date: April & October 
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Historic Courthouse Conference Room

Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee

This committee is appointed to assist and support The Albemarle Commission’s Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program. They visit all nursing and adult care homes in the county every three months to help maintain the nursing home and adult care homes resident’s bill of rights. There are five members on this committee.

Contact: Deborah Sheard
Phone: 252-426-5753
Meeting Date: Varies
Time: Varies
Place: Varies

Planning Board

The Planning Board consists of nine (9) members who are appointed by the Board of Commissioners, including one from each district, two at large, and one mainland alternate and one Outer Banks alternate.

Contact: Cheri Elliott, Clerk to the Board
Phone: 252-232-3055
Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Historic Courthouse Board Meeting Room
Web page: Planning and Community Development Department

Recreation Advisory Board

This board advises the Recreation Department, the County Manager, and the Board of Commissioners on the parks and recreation needs of county residents. It consists of seven members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, plus an ex officio Commissioner member. The Recreation Director and County Manager are also ex officio members.

Contact: Jason Weeks, Parks & Recreation Director
Phone: 252-232-3007
Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday of January, April, July and October
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Historic Courthouse Conference room 
Website: Currituck County Parks and Recreation Department

Senior Center Advisory Board

This board serves as the liaison between the older adults of the county and county government. It makes recommendations concerning policies, programming and special needs of senior citizens.

It consists of seven (7) members who are citizens of the county, at least fifty-five (55) years of age, plus one (1) exofficio board of commissioners' member.

Contact: Stacy Joseph, Senior Center Coordinator
Phone: 252-232-3505
Meeting Date: 4th Tuesday of January, April, July and October
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Currituck Senior Center
Web page: Currituck County Senior Center Department

Social Services Board

This board establishes local policy for the Department of Social Services. It selects the Director and advises on planning, policy and helps to identify needs in the community. There are five members; two are appointed by the Board of Commissioners, two are appointed by the Social Services Commission and the fifth member is selected by the Social Services board members. They are selected for three-year terms and meet monthly.

Contact: Sarah Banks
Phone: 252-491-5327
Meeting Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Department of Social Services Board Room
Website: Currituck County Department of Social Services

Stormwater Advisory Board

The Stormwater Advisory Board was created by Currituck County's Board of Commissioners in June 2007 to preserve water quality and protect residential and agricultural lands from detrimental flooding. The board consists of 5 members. One from each of the watersheds within the county.

The advisory board is charged with the responsibility of investigating, studying, and making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners pertaining to creation, construction, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, equipment, operation and financing of stormwater infrastructure in Currituck County, as well as, making recommendations for new residential and commercial developments as it pertains to localized stormwater.

Contact: Kim Dozier

Phone: 252-232-3360
Meeting Date: On an as need bases
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Historic Currituck Courthouse Conference Room 

Tourism Advisory Board

The Tourism Advisory Board consults with and advises the Tourism Development Authority, the County Manager, and the Department of Travel and Tourism in the matters affecting tourism:

(a) the creation of a yearly County marketing plan
(b) the allocation of County occupancy tax to promote travel and tourism
(c) the acceptance of any grant, gift, bequest or donation
(d) construction, equipping, operation, and maintenance of visitor centers;
(e) advise in regard to other tourism facilities, recommendation of tourism events

Contact: Tameron Kugler, Tourism Director
Phone: 252-435-2947
Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday as needed 
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Historic Currituck Courthouse Conference Room

Whalehead Preservation Trust and Currituck Wildlife Museum Board of Trustees

This board is responsible for the restoration and administration of the buildings and grounds on the Whalehead Club property as it carries out the purpose of the Board of Commissioners. It consists of eleven members who have an interest in the preservation and promotion of the property and the community, as well as the willingness to devote their time, effort and expertise in education, environment, and/or County history.

Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday of January, March, July, September and November.  An annual meeting is held in May or June, date and time to be announced.
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: Rotates between The Whalehead Club at Currituck Heritage Park and NC Cooperative Extension Center

Wild Horse Advisory Board

The wild horses have been an integral part of the history and tradition of the Currituck Outer Banks from the time of the earliest visits and settlements by Europeans. It is not known exactly when or how these horses came to the Currituck Outer Banks, but there is some evidence that they may be descended from the Spanish horses brought by explorers 500 years ago.

With development of the Outer Banks came the need to protect and manage the wild horses; therefore, in 1989, the County adopted the Wild Horse Ordinance. In subsequent years, the Currituck Outer Banks Wild Horse Management Plan was adopted and the Wild Horse Advisory Board was established to administer this Plan. The Management Plan is updated approximately every five years.

The four stakeholders in the Wild Horse Management Plan are:
»  Corolla Wild Horse Fund
»  Currituck County, NC
»  National Estuarine Research Reserve (Division of Coastal Management, Department of Environment and Natural Resources)
»  and Currituck National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Interior)
Representatives of each of these organizations comprise the Wild Horse Advisory Board. This Board meets at least quarterly in various locations to hear reports and make recommendations regarding the management of the Corolla Wild Horse herd, one of Currituck County's historic and cultural treasures.

Workforce Development Board

This board was established as a means of enhancing the partnership concept and addressing employment and training problems at the local level. Currituck County has two appointments to the Workforce Development Board which serves the Northeastern Region Workforce Investment Consortium area consisting of the following counties: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington.

Contact: Deborah Sheard
Phone: 252-426-5753
Meeting Date: Varies