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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Carteret County Hires New Public Information Officer

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County is excited to introduce Nick Wilson as the County’s new Public Information Officer (PIO). Wilson began work at the County Administration Office on Monday, June 7, 2021.

In this role, Wilson will be responsible for overseeing and facilitating the strategic planning and processes for County-wide communications that support the County’s mission. In addition to working with County employees, he will serve as the point-of-contact for all media and public relations needs relating to Carteret County Government.

“Communicating clearly and effectively with our community is a top priority and we are excited to have Nick on board promoting the good work of our County staff, services, and programs,” said County Manager Tommy Burns.

Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from East Carolina University and has over 14 years of professional communications experience working with municipal governments and public service organizations. Prior to accepting this position, Wilson was serving as the Public Information Officer with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office under the leadership of Sheriff Asa Buck.

“I’m extremely proud to join the team under the leadership of County Manager Burns and I’m thrilled with this exciting opportunity to be working for the County in this new role,” Wilson said. “Transparency and being a trusted source of clear, timely and engaging communication about County services will be the top priority with this position. I’m incredibly grateful to work alongside the County’s incredible leadership team and commend the County Commissioners for their foresight in funding this position.”

Wilson is a 14-year resident of Carteret County and resides in the Beaufort area with his wife Caroline. The media and community are encouraged to contact Nick at, or through the County’s social media pages.


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