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.
Meeting Date:Last Thursday of the 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 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
Meeting Date:1st Thursday of January, April, July & October
Location:Currituck Animal Shelter
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
Meeting Date:2nd Thursday of each month
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
Meeting Date: 2nd Wednesday of March, June, September & December
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Carova Beach Volunteer Fire Department
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
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
Meeting Date: Varies (twice per year)
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
Historic Preservation 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
Meeting Date: Meets for approximately 3 days, every two years
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
This board establishes local policies within those set by the Regional Library Board.
Contact: Laura Salmons, Librarian
Meeting Date: 2nd Wednesday of January, April, July and October.
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Currituck County Public Library, Barco
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
Meeting Date: Varies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 promotion of Currituck County to include:
- the yearly County marketing plan and allocation of County occupancy tax related to promotion as presented by the tourism department;
- the construction, equipping, operation, and maintenance of visitor centers;
- advisement in regard to other tourism facilities such as bathrooms, historical sites, monuments, signage, etc.;
- recommendations and advisement on tourism department events;
- evaluation and approval of event assistance applications over $1000; and
- evaluation and recommendation of applications for event grants for approval by the Tourism Development Authority.
Contact: Tameron Kugler, Department of Travel & Tourism Director
Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday as needed
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Historic Currituck Courthouse Conference Room
Advisory Board Members:
Donald “Ike” McRee Jr.
Ex-Officio – County Manager
Ex-Officio – Department of Travel & Tourism Director
Veterans Advisory Board
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
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