Providing exceptional services that make Moore County a premier community in which to live, work and raise a family.

Next Meeting


April 4, 2023 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Contact Us

  • Laura M. Williams | Clerk to the Board
  • 1 (910) 947-6403
  • [email protected]
  • P.O. Box 905, Carthage, NC 28327

Physical Address



The Board of Commissioners invites citizens of Moore County to participate in governmental decisions by serving as members of the various boards/committees that provide advice and assistance to the governing body and administration.The Board relies on volunteers to meet this essential need for Moore County. Please consider joining our ranks and making a difference in our community. Together, we can provide exceptional services that make Moore County a premier community in which to live, work, and raise a family.

The appointment of members to the various boards/committees is governed by the standard policy for appointments, board/committee by-laws and, in some cases, by North Carolina General Statutes. The Clerk to the Board is the point of contact for the administration of the appointment process and the maintenance of applicable records and can be contacted at (910) 947-6403 or [email protected]

View 2023 term expirations HERE.

View 2023 meeting schedules/locations HERE.

The ABC Board operates in accordance with N.C.G.S. 18B-700 and is responsible for the operation of the ABC system in Moore County.  The Board meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Board room of the ABC office located at 273 NE Broad Street in Southern Pines.  You can reach the ABC office at 910-692-8578.

Terms of membership are for three years.


Tom Adams (June 2023)

Craig Goodnight (May 2025)

Michael Kantorowski (April 2024)

Jerrell Seawell (June 2023)

David Zmiewsky (May 2025)


The Aging Advisory Council advises the Director of Moore County's Department of Aging on planning and implementation of service programs and activities as they relate to older people in Moore County, and acts as an advocacy group on all matters concerning the elderly population in Moore County.

Terms of membership are for three years.

Susan Fink (November 2025)

Kim Hanson (November 2024)

William Hughes (November 2024)

Loretta Jacobson (November 2024)

Tom Lamkin (November 2024)

Brenda Ludeke (November 2024)

Larry White (November 2025)

The Moore County Airport Authority oversees the business of the Moore County Airport.  

Terms of service are four years.

Roland Gilliam (September 2025)

Eugene Horne (August 2026)

Michael Jones (August 2023)

Adam Kiker (September 2024)

Thomas McPherson (September 2025)


The Animal Cruetly Investigator serves pursuant to N.C.G.S. 19A-45.  

The term of service is one year.

Dr. Tony Ioppolo (May 2023)

Terms of service for members are for three years.

VACANT (December 2021)

Kathy Liles (August 2024)

Tucker McKenzie (January 2025)

Oscar Romine (May 2025)

Frank Thigpen (August 2024)

VACANT - ALTERNATE (February 2022)

VACANT - ALTERNATE (February 2022)

The Moore County Board of Health is the policy-making, rule-making, and adjudicatory body for the Moore County Health Department.  The Board of Health has the responsibility to protect and promote the public health and has the authority to adopt rules necessary for that purpose.  The Board is composed of eleven members which include:  a licensed physician, a licensed dentist, a licensed optometrist, a licensed veterinarian, a registered nurse, a licensed pharmacist, a county commissioner, a professional engineer, and three representatives of the general public.  Members must be residents of Moore County and are appointed by the Board of Commissioners.  The Board of Health generally meets once every other month.

Janice Baker (Veterinarian)

Julie Baugher (Physician)

Kurt Cook (Commissioner)

Tom LoSapio (At-Large)

Robert Lupski (Pharmacist)

Tony Price (At-Large)

Pauline Sandness (Nurse)

Leo Santowasso (Engineer)

Benjamin Wacker (Optometrist)

Alex White (Dentist)

David Williams (At-Large)

The Sandhills Community College Board of Trustees governs the College.  

The Moore County Board of Commissioners appoints four of the trustees.

Terms of service are for four years.

Larry Caddell (June 2025)

Tim Carpenter (June 2024)

Joseph Clendenin (June 2026)

Catherine Graham (June 2023)


The Convention and Visitors Bureau Board governs the Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen CVB, which promotes the development of travel, tourism, and conventions in Moore County.

Terms of service for members are three years.

Matt Hausser (March 2024)

Natalie Hawkins (Non-voting, Ex Officio)

Andy Hofmann (June 2025)

Warren Lewis (July 2024)

George Little (June 2025)

Bonnie McPeake (June 2024)

Kelly Miller (June 2025)

Linda Parsons

Tom Pashley (March 2026)

Frank Quis

Wayne Vest (Non-voting, Ex Officio)

Caroline Xiong (Non-voting, Ex Officio)

The Digital Inclusion Task Force was established to:  

1)  Determine where broadband infrastructure is needed to benefit the greatest population.

2)  Communicate and market options for affordable internet service opportunities.

3)  Determine how to increase digital literacy in the County.

Chris Butts (Moore County IT Director)

Wayne Vest (Moore County Manager)

Frank Quis (Moore County Commissioner)

Richard Maness (Moore County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy)

Bryan Phillips (Moore County Public Safety Director)

Deborah McGiffin (Moore County Cooperative Extension Director)

Kendt Ecklund (Moore County Schools IT Director)

Libba Thomas (Sandhills Community College AVP for Business and Administrative Services)

Natalie Hawkins (Partners in Progress Executive Director)

Keith Conover (NC Broadband Infrastructure Office)

The Moore County Fire Commission makes formal recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on fire protection and delivery of emergency services applicable to those departments covered under the purview of the Fire Commission.  The Commission's responsibilities include reviewing and making recommendations on operating budget requests; reviewing and making recommendations on capital improvement plan budget requests; reviewing and supporting firefighter and volunteer incentive retention and recruitment programs; making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for continuing improvement of the fire protection system; reviewing ISO and consultants' reports and recommending action for improvement as deemed necessary; developing and providing overview of all service district operational regulations and guidelines for the Moore County fire protection service district; developing a minimum level of training.

Terms of service are for two years.

Brian Atkins 

Timmy Brown

Mike Cameron

Carlton Cole 

Brian Cusumano

James Dunlap

Kenneth Mackey

Bryan Phillips

Mike St. Onge

Jim Von Canon

The Moore County Human Resources Appeals Committee was formed under the authority of the Moore County Board of Commissioners and its purpose is to advise the Board and the County Manager regarding County personnel issues.  The Committee is comprised of three members who serve three-year terms.  Each member is required to have experience in public or private personnel administration.  

Lisa Coyle (June 2023)

Carla Williams (June 2024)

Liane York (June 2025)


A Jury Commission of three members is appointed in each county pursuant to N.C.G.S. 9-1.  One member is appointed by the senior regular resident superior court judge, one by the clerk of superior court, and one by the board of county commissioners.  Terms of appointment are for two years.  

Jimmie Ann Lassiter - Commissioner Appointee (July 2023)

The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council assesses the needs of juveniles in the community, evaluates resources, and plans for unmet needs; evaluates the performance of juvenile services/programs; increases public awareness of the causes of delinquency and prevention efforts; develops intervention strategies and risk assessments for at-risk youth; provides funds for services for treatment/counseling/parenting/rehabilitation; and plans permanent funding streams for delinquency prevention programs.  The Council generally meets the first Tuesday of every other month at 8:00 a.m. in the Community Room located on the second floor of the Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center in Carthage.  Members serve two-year terms.

Jason Blackburn - Police Chief or Designee Rep. (November 2023)

Renee Brooks - Commissioner Appointee (November 2023)

Emily Coltrane - Chief Court Counselor (February 2025)

Bernice Critcher - Social Services (August 2023)

James C. ("Buddy") Howell - Commissioner Appointee (November 2023)

Joseph Keen - Faith Community (March 2025)

Miriam King - Health Director Designee (October 2024)

Tony Kirk - Parks & Recreation (February 2025)

Laura May - Commissioner Appointee (March 2025)

LaShunda Maynor - Moore County Schools (August 2023)

Annette McGraw (October 2024)

Shirlyn Morrison-Sims (February 2024)

Tori Price - Sheriff's Designee (April 2023)

John Ritter - County Commissioner

Marco Rotting - Commissioner Appointee (August 2023)

Lindsey Smith - Commissioner Appointee (February 2025)

Mary Spell - Mental Health (June 2025)

Ciara Suros (April 2024)

Beth Tanner - Chief District Court Judge Designee (February 2025)

Abbagayle Wood - Youth (July 2024)

Caroline Xiong - County Manager's Designee (June 2023)

The Moore County Library Board of Trustees acts in an advisory capacity to the Regional Director and the Director of the Moore County Libraries.  Trustees are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serve for three-year terms.  The Board of Trustees meets the first month of each quarter.

Barbara Allred (October 2025)

Theron Bell (August 2025)

Cynthia Clendenin (June 2023)

Carl Danis (August 2025)

Jan Hecox (April 2024)

Rose Highland-Sharpe (March 2025)

Joanna King (August 2024)

Wanda Richardson (April 2024)

John Ritter (County Commissioner)

Mabel Walden (February 2026)

Susan Zucchino (August 2024)

Cynthia Bradley - Red Cross (March 2025)

Josh Brooks - Transportation (June 2025)

Scot Brooks - Emergency Management (June 2023)

Jonathan Bym - Public Information (January 2026)

Matt Garner - Health Dept. (June 2025)

Debra Ensminger - Local Environmental (June 2024)

Richard Maness - Sheriff's Office (December 2024)

Bryan Phillips - Public Safety (June 2023)

Corey Roberts - Hospital (December 2024)

Jim Von Canon (Elected Official)

Vacant - Industry 



The Moore County Nursing and Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee maintains the intent of the Nursing Home and Adult Care Home Resident Bill of Rights and promotes community involvement and cooperation with these homes to ensure quality of care for older and disabled adults.  Committee members visit these homes in Moore County several times a year and report their findings to a regional ombudsman so that concerns can be addressed. Committee members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and receive training from the Triangle J Regional Ombudsmen.  Initial terms of appointment to the Committee are for one year and each subsequent appointment is for three years.

Silva Porter-Deal (September 2025)

Barbara Hainline (August 2025)

Sandi King (December 2022)

Jeffrey Mercer (July 2025)

Madeline Mercer (July 2025)

Sandra Nusbaum (April 2023)

Sheila O'Brien (May 2023)

Helen Schillaci (December 2024)

John Ritter (Commissioners' Liaison)

The Moore County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Moore County Board of Commissioners and staff in an effort to carry out effective and efficient recreational opportunities for the citizens of Moore County.  Terms of appointment are for three years.  The Board meets the first Monday every other month at noon at Hillcrest Park (Field House).  

Joe Brown (7/2023)

Larry Caddell (2/2024)

Kurt Cook (Commissioner)

Michael Gatti (2/2024)

Travis Greene (2/2024)

Tracy Metcalf

Billy Ransom

Randy Saunders (1/2026)

Kathy Watkins (2/2026)

The Moore County Planning Board makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners concerning amendments as outlined in the Moore County Unified Development Ordinance, land use plan policies and other planning related items that the Board of Commissioners may deem appropriate and coordinates with the Planning Department staff in all activities related to the above.  Terms of appointment are for three years.  The Planning Board meets the first Thursday monthly at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse.

Joseph Garrison - Chairman (May 2025)

Jeffrey Gilbert (July 2023)

Bobby Hyman (August 2023)

Amy Lynn (September 2023)

Mick McCue (June 2025)

David McLean (June 2025)

Tucker McKenzie (June 2023)

John McLaughlin (July 2024)

Farrah Newman (June 2023)




The Sandhills Center for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services Board, along with the area director, is responsible for adopting Sandhills Center policies and evaluating the implementation of the policies at regular intervals.  The Board ensures compliance with the rules of the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services.  The Board generally meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the administrative office in Seven Lakes.  The Moore County Board of Commissioners makes two appointments to this Board.  Appointees serve three-year terms.

Nick Picerno

Matthew Rothbeind 


The Department of Social Services (DSS) Board generally meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Moore County DSS.  The DSS Board has five members, two of which are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Terms of appointment are for three years.

Commissioners Appointees:

Catherine Graham (9/2025)

Barbara Venditti (6/2023)

The Moore County Subdivision Review Board reviews all major preliminary subdivision plats and minor subdivision plats, where applicable, within the planning jurisdiction of Moore County.  The SRB consists of nine members, including representatives of the following departments or agencies: Planning and Zoning (1), Environmental Health (1), Public Utilities (1), Emergency Services (1), Moore County Schools (1), GIS (1), NCDOT (1), and Citizen Members (2 - one of which must be a licensed surveyor, plus one alternate surveyor).  Additionally, a Parks and Recreation member serves in a non-voting advisory capacity when needed. 

Debra Ensminger (Planning)

Bill Dunlop (Environmental Health)

Randy Gould (Public Utilities)

Bryan Phillips (Public Safety)

John Birath (Moore County Schools)

Rachel Patterson (GIS)

Dago Pozos (NCDOT)

Billy Ransom (Parks and Recreation)

Travis Nickens (Citizen / Surveyor)

Stephen Sheffield (Surveyor)

Jennifer Wincklhofer (Citizen)


The duties of the Board of Equalization and Review are to review tax lists and to hear taxpayer appeals.  Terms of appointment are for three years.

Susan Adams (3/2024)

Bobby Brooks (3/2025)

Jerry Daeke (3/2026) - CHAIR

Frank Dean (3/2024)

Alex Horne (3/2026)

Andy Wilkison (3/2026) - Alternate Member


The Moore County Transportation Advisory Board (MCTAB) assists Moore County Transportation Services (MCTS) in accomplishing its stated goal to provide safe and efficient transportation to the citizens of Moore County and promote community support for and participation in the MCTS department.  The MCTAB meets quarterly at Moore County Social Services.  Terms of appointment for members are for three years.  

Keith Clark (6/2025)

Kimmie Dowdy (6/2025)

Julius Dockery (8/2023)

Kelly Green (6/2023)

Kevin Griffin (6/2021)

Deb Holmes (6/2023)

Rebecca Kimbrell (6/2025)

Anthony McCauley (6/2023)

Sean McCormick (6/2025)

Bryan Phillips (6/2024)

Terri Prots (6/2023)

Dana Redfern (7/2025)

Frank Quis (Commissioner)


Glenn Bradley

Kimberly Geddes

Gregory Hayes

Tim McDonald

Doug Reagan

Bradley Ritter

Reid Whitaker

The Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board provides policy guidance and exercises oversight of activities funded under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act, for the counties in the Local Workforce Area in partnership with units of general local government within the area, and coordinates the scope and direction of non-funded employment, training, and other related services provided to the residents of the Local Workforce Area.  Terms of service for members are for three years.  Appointments to the WDB are made by each of the county commissions in the Local Workforce Area.  

Moore County Appointees:

Michelle Bauer (6/2025)

Caroline Brigmon (8/2024)

Stephanie Daugherty (8/2024)

Natalie Hawkins (6/2024)

Nina Walker (6/2023)

The Commissioners

Pictured left to right:  John Ritter, Jim Von Canon, Nick Picerno, Frank Quis, Kurt Cook

Pictured L-R:  John Ritter, Jim Von Canon, Nick Picerno, Frank Quis, Kurt Cook


The Moore County Board of Commissioners consists of five members who are elected to serve staggered four-year terms.  Each commissioner represents and resides in a district, but is elected at-large. The Board is the general governing body of the County and has three primary functions: 1) Establishment of overall fiscal policy through its taxing and spending powers; 2) Regulation of private conduct through its ordinance making powers; and 3) General administration.

The Board meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m.  When a closed session is necessary, the Board convenes at 4:30 p.m. to address those items ahead of the public portion of the meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Unless specified otherwise, the Board holds its meetings on the 2nd floor of the Historic Courthouse in Carthage, North Carolina.

All meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to the public.

The Board has a public comment period at the beginning of each meeting.  Individuals may sign up to speak thirty minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting.  The Chair will individually recognize speakers, who will be given three minutes to make comments.  Click here for the public comment period procedures.

Click here to search and view archived Board documents in LaserFiche.

You may click below to view the Code of Ordinances, or contact the Clerk at 1 (910) 947-6403.  The Unified Development Ordinance is adopted by reference and is also available by contacting Clerk or on the Planning Department's webpage.

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