Beach Commission

Overview
The Beach Commission is comprised of eleven members that advise the Carteret County Board of Commissioners of beach nourishment strategies and expenditures of the room occupancy proceeds dedicated to beach nourishment activities.

The Commission is comprised of eleven voting members selected by the Board of Commissioners according to the following formula set forth in SL 2013-223:
  • Two individuals who reside within the town limits of Atlantic Beach
  • Two individuals who reside within the town limits of Pine Knoll Shores
  • Two individuals who reside within the town limits of Emerald Isle
  • One individual who resides within the town limits of Indian Beach
  • One individual who resides on Bogue Banks
  • One individual who resides anywhere in Carteret County
  • A member of the board of county commissioners
  • A member of the Carteret County Tourism Development Authority (TDA)
The Commission is augmented by the County Manager and the Shore Protection Manager. At the regular Board meeting in October of each year, the voting members present nominations for the offices of Chair and Vice Chair. The Shore Protection Manager, or other designee appointed by the Chair, serves as Secretary. 

The Beach Commission Mission Statement
"The mission of the Carteret County Beach Commission is to identify and develop plans, strategies, and programs to restore and maintain wide sandy beaches and dunes through environmentally sensitive beach nourishment, dune management, vegetation management, and sand management principles. The Board is committed to obtain funding at the federal, state, and local level for beach nourishment and storm protection that will prevent and mitigate further erosion of the existing shoreline. The Board supports policies and procedures that comply with all federal, state, and local requirements. The Board will strive to develop prudent management strategies for sustaining the productivity and economy of our coastal land and seascapes."

Beach Commission Bylaws

The Beach Commission Meetings & Members
Beach Commission meetings are open to the public and are held the fourth Monday of each month, 2:00 p.m., at the Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall.  Meeting agendas and approved minutes are available at http://www.carteretcountync.gov/AgendaCenter.

NAME

REPRESENTING / RESIDING

TERM

LENGTH

TERM

EXPIRES

Harry Archer

Atlantic Beach

3 yrs

1/2019

A.B. "Trace" Cooper, III (chair)

Atlantic Beach

3 yrs

1/2018

Ken Jones (vice-chair)

Pine Knoll Shores

3 yrs

1/2020

Larry Corsello

Pine Knoll Shores

3 yrs

1/2018

Jim Normile

Emerald Isle

3 yrs

1/2019

John Wootten

Emerald Isle

3 yrs

1/2020

Joel Fortune, Jr.

Indian Beach

3 yrs

1/2018

Douglas Guthrie

Bogue Banks

3 yrs

1/2019

Larry Baldwin

County At-Large

3 yrs

1/2020

Jimmy Farrington

Board of Commissioners

3 yrs

1/2018

Vacant

TDA

3 yrs

1/2019