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Jimmy Keefe
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Jimmy Keefe
Mailing Address: PO Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
District:District 2
Term Expiration:December 2020

Jimmy Keefe was elected to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners as a District 2 representative in 2008 and 2012, and was re-elected in 2016 for a four-year term.  His current term expires in 2020.  He served as chairman of the Board of Commissioners in 2013, after serving one term as vice chairman. Mr.  Keefe was also elected to two terms on the Fayetteville City Council from 2001-2005.


Mr. Keefe was appointed to serve on the N. C. Community Corrections Advisory Board representing urban county commissioners.  While on the Cape Fear Valley Hospital System Board of Trustees, he was appointed to the Finance Committee, Bladen Hospital Board of Managers, Audit Committee, Board Quality and Patient Safety Committee, Planning Committee, and Ethics and Compliance Committee. 


Mr. Keefe is a current or former Board of Commissioner liaison to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, BRAC Regional Task Force, Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fort Bragg Regional Alliance, Mayors’ Coalition, Joint Transit Study Committee, Cumberland Community Action Program, Public Works Commission, Southeastern Economic Development Commission, Greater Fayetteville Futures II, Cumberland County Veterans Council, Civic Center Commission, Fire Chiefs’ Association, Local Emergency Planning Commission and the military. He has served as the Chairman of the Cumberland County Facilities and Policy committee, has served on the Finance committee and the Fayetteville-Cumberland Liaison Committee.


Born and raised in Cumberland County, Mr. Keefe is a graduate of Pine Forest High School and a 1983 graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. After college, he joined the United States Army and achieved the rank of captain.


Since 1987, Commissioner Keefe has managed his business, The Trophy House, which was started by his father, Lt. Col. (Ret) John V. Keefe in 1969. In 2007, the business acquired Clark Sporting Goods, a company that served the Fayetteville and Cumberland County area since 1938. During his 25 years back in Fayetteville, Keefe has been involved with many business, civic and government organizations at the city, county and state level.


Mr. Keefe is married to the former Melanie Solomon. They have three children, Kaitlin, Emily and Jonathan.

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