Currituck County Advisory Boards & Committees

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.

Advisory Board & Committee Application can be obtained through the by email, fax, mail or online.

NOTE: Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Currituck Alcoholic Beverage Control 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 the month
Time:
Location:
Website:

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 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</span”>
Meeting Date:1st Thursday of January, April, July & October
Time:6:30 p.m.
Location:Currituck Animal Shelter
Website:www.AdoptCurrituckAnimals.com

Board of Adjustment

The Planning Department supports and facilitates the Currituck County Board of Adjustment. The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board appointed by the Currituck County Commissioners. A quasi-judicial hearing is similar to a court hearing in that witnesses are sworn in and decisions are based on evidence and factual testimony rather than opinions.

The Board’s responsibilities include granting variances and hearing appeals of decisions/interpretations made by zoning and code enforcement administrators.

The Board of Adjustment consists of 7 members, including 5 regular and 2 alternates.

Currituck County Board of Adjustments will manage the cases brought before them in accordance with established Rules of Procedure.

Contact:Cheri Elliott, Clerk to the Board
Phone:252-232-3055
Meeting Date:2nd Thursday of each month
Time:7:00 p.m.
Location:Historic Courthouse Board Meeting Room
Website:Board of Adjustments

Board of Commissioners

Currituck County is governed by a 7 member Board of Commissioners, elected at-large in county-wide elections to serve four-year staggered terms. Five members must reside in specified districts, and two members are elected at-large.

The Board elects a Chairman and Vice-Chairman at its December meeting.

Board of Commissioners’ primary duties include:

  • adopting an annual budget;
  • establishing the annual property tax rate;
  • setting policies, goals, and objectives to direct the County’s growth and development;
  • adopting and providing for ordinances, regulations, and rules for the general welfare of County citizens;
  • entering into written contractual or legal obligations on behalf of the County;
  • appointing citizens to advisory boards and committees;
  • and carrying out other responsibilities as set forth by North Carolina General Statutes.

For meeting information prior to 2004 contact the Clerk to the Board.

Contact: Leeann Walton, Clerk to the Board
Phone: 252-232-2075 ext. 4002
Meeting Date: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month
Time: First Monday of the month 6:00 p.m.
Third Monday of the month 4:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Currituck Courthouse
Website: Currituck County Board of Commissioners

Carova Beach Road Service District Advisory Board

For resident and homeowners of Carova Beach.

Contact: Nick Ingold, Engineer Technician
Phone: 252-232-6048
Meeting Date: 2nd Wednesday of March, June, September & December
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Carova Beach Volunteer Fire Department
Website:

Fire & EMS 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 7 member board consisting of 2 volunteer fire chiefs, a representative for the Board of Commissioners, a Currituck County citizen, a Knotts Island citizen, a Carova citizen and the Emergency Medical Service Chief.

The board assist the 5 non-profit volunteer fire departments, Knotts Island paid fire department and the County Department of Fire-EMS with strategic planning, budgeting, bulk purchasing, equipment standardization, standard operating procedures, and benefit issues.

Contact: Crystal Daneker, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 252-232-7746 ext. 4098
Meeting Date: 4th Monday of each month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Please check our schedule, our meetings rotate between the
Fire & EMS Administrative Office,
Corolla Fire & Rescue Pine Island Station,
and Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department.
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)
Time:
Place:
Website: www.currituckgamecommission.org

Historic Boat & Building Advisory Board

The Historic Boat & Building Advisory Board consults with and advises the Tourism Development Authority, the County Manager, and the Department of Travel and Tourism in the matters affecting and relating to the Currituck Maritime Museum.

Contact:  Tameron, Kugler, Tourism Department Director
Phone: 252-435-2947
Meeting Date: 
Time:
Location:
Website: VisitCurrituck.com

Historic Preservation Commission
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
Location:
Website:

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 p.m.
Location: Currituck County Public Library, Barco
Website: www.earlibrary.org/currituck

Moyock Watershed Service District Advisory Board
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
Website:

Ocean Sands North & Crown Point Service District for Watershed Improvements Advisory Board
Ocean Sands Water & Sewer Advisory Board
Outer Banks Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee
Nursing Home Advisory Committee
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

Program for Public Information
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
Website:

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
Website: www.VisitCurrituck.com

Veterans Advisory Board

Contact:
Email:
Phone:
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
Website: www.visitwhalehead.com

Whalehead Subdivision Improvement Advisory Board
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 regardin