Board of Commissioners

Mission Statement

The mission of the Carteret County Board of Commissioners is to enhance the future, health, safety, and quality of life in our County by ensuring the delivery of superior services to all residents through courteous customer services, provided in a cost-effective and compassionate manner.

Adopted on February 28, 2003


The Board of County Commissioners generally meets on the third Monday of every month unless otherwise noted. The Board may hold a Special Called or Emergency meetings to conduct business outside of the normal regular schedule. These meetings are advertised in accordance with open meetings rules. Please check the calendar regularly for updates to the meeting schedule.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


The Board of Commissioners consists of seven members elected for staggered, four year terms. Each commissioner is elected countywide, but must reside within the boundaries of one of six districts. One commissioner is elected from each district, with the exception of District 3, which elects two members to the Board. View the district GIS app to find what district your address falls within.

Commissioner Farrington Photo.May 2021

Jimmy Farrington

District 4

Email Jimmy Farrington
Phone: (252) 723-0002
Term Expires: 2024

PO Box 4923
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Commissioner Mansfield Photo.May 2021

Mark Mansfield

District 3

Email Mark Mansfield
Phone: (252) 342-5568
Term Expires: 2026

PO Box 1681
Morehead City, NC 28557

Commissioner Cavanaugh Photo.May 2021

Bob Cavanaugh

District 3

Email Bob Cavanaugh
Phone: (252) 241-6420
Term Expires: 2024

187 Ocean Drive
Newport, NC 28570

Commissioner Chadwick Photo.May 2021

Chris Chadwick

District 6

Email Chris Chadwick
Phone: (252) 725-0820
Term Expires: 2026

500 Stacy Loop Road
Stacy, NC 28581

Commissioner David Quinn

David Quinn

District 1

Email David Quinn
Phone: (252) 723-1131
Term Expires: 2026

387 Live Oak Road
Newport, NC 28570

Commissioner Shinn Photo.May 2021

Chuck Shinn

District 2

Email Chuck Shinn
Phone: (252) 503-3283
Term Expires: 2026

357 Chatham Street
Newport, NC 28570Commissioner Wheatly Photo.May 2021

Ed Wheatly

District 5

Email Ed Wheatly
Phone: (252) 241-8626
Term Expires: 2024

156 Howland Parkway
Beaufort, NC 28516

Contact Us

  1. Tommy Burns

    County Manager

    Lori Roberson Turner

    Clerk to the Board of Commissioners

    Physical Address
    County Administration Building
    210 Turner Street
    Beaufort, NC 28516

    Mailing Address
    County Manager's Office
    302 Courthouse Square
    Beaufort, NC 28516

    Phone: 252-728-8450