B. Adams was elected to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners as a
District 1 representative in 2014. His
current term expires in 2018. Mr. Adams served
as the board’s vice chairman in 2016 and chairman in 2017. Mr. Adams is a member of the Cape Fear Valley
Hospital System Board of Trustees and served in an appointed position on the
Cape Fear Valley Hospital System Board of Trustees prior to being elected as a
Adams is a current or former Board of Commissioner liaison to the Library Board
of Trustees, Cumberland Community Action Program and Public Works Commission,
and is an appointed member of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and the
Southeastern Economic Development Commission.
He served on the Cumberland County Policy and Facilities committees and
the Fayetteville-Cumberland Liaison Committee.
Mr. Adams also served on the Mayor’s Coalition.
Adams has been involved in various professional and civic organizations. He served on the NCCU Board of Trustees from
2003-2011 and was Chair of the NCCU Board of Trustees from 2009-2011. His community activities include participation
in KAPPA ALPHA PSI, Inc., E.E. Smith Giving Circle, Cumberland County Sheltered
Workshop, Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Fayetteville Museum of Art and
Fayetteville YMCA. Mr. Adams served on the
Cumberland County ABC Board and has been a sports commentator for Cumberland
County high school football and a mentor for the Cumberland County Young
Adams attended NCCU School of Law and received his Jurist Doctorate in
1984. He also attended N. C. State
University and received his Bachelors of Arts in 1981. Mr. Adams also attended Oxford University,
Oxford England in the summer of 1978. He
is a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association and served as the
Cumberland County Bar Association President from 2001 – 2002. Mr. Adams is a member of the North Carolina
Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Advocates for
Justice and Fayetteville Area Minority Lawyers Association.
Adams is a senior partner with Adams, Burge and Boughman, P.L.L.C. He has served as the Director of Recruitment
and Placements at the NCCU School of Law and Clerk for the Honorable Clifton
Johnson, N.C. Court of Appeals.
Mr. Adams is married to the Honorable
Gale M. Adams, Superior Court Judge of the 12th Judicial District, and
they have five children: Dr. Rachel Adams, Daniel, Leah, Joshua and Precious. Mr. Adams attends Smith Chapel FWB Church
where he has served as the treasurer, Youth Department president and Sunday
Adams is the recipient of numerous professional and public awards to include the
Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Lawyer of the Year - North Carolina Black Lawyers
Association, Boss of the Year - Legal Support Staff of Cumberland County, Strathmore
Who’s Who, Smith Chapel FWB Church Man of the Year and the Fayetteville
Observer Readers’ Choice Award for Best Attorney.