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We have compiled a complete listing of citizen advisory boards that you may serve on. After reviewing the list, you may wish to apply here. Please fill out the form completely.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of a citizen advisory board.

  • A.B.C. Board
    • The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has control and jurisdiction over the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 18B-700

      Member Specifications:

      5 Members

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: Chairman: $250/month; Other members: $200/month

      Duties:

      • has power and authority to adopt rules and regulations governing the operation of stores;
      • locate, furnish and equip stores and provide management of the same;
      • direct the duties and services of all employees;
      • perform other activities authorized or required by the ABC law (G.S. 18B-701/702).

      The Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Board is required along with the General Manager to sign all checks for the ABC System.

      Meetings: Second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM. The average length of a meeting is approximately two hours.

      Meeting Location: ABC Board Office Conference Room 1705 Owen Drive Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      A. Johnson Chestnutt
      Wade Hardin
      Bob Lewis
      Terri Thomas
      Frances Jackson

       

      Commissioner Jeannette Council
      David Horne, ABC Board General Manager
      Phone:  (910) 484-8167
  • Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee
    • The Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee promotes community education and awareness of the needs of the aging in facilities.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 131D-31

      Member Specifications:

      18 Members

      Term: 3 Years (Members serve an initial one-year term, after whic)

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Visits to assigned Adult Care homes each quarter to include completion of a quarterly report by each sub-committee;
      • Promotes community involvement in facilities;
      • Promotes community education and awareness of the needs of the aging in facilities;
      • Serves as a resource of volunteers;
      • Helps to maintain the intent of the Residents’ Bill of Rights;
      • Becomes aware of conditions in facilities and assists grievance processes.

      Meetings: Third Thursday of the last month of each quarter at 1:00 PM. There is an initial training period of 15 hours to include study of a committee handbook and orientation visits to long-term care facilities. Additional training of 10 hours per year is required. Visits in the assigned facilities are of the utmost importance in the participation on this committee. A commitment of at least one day per quarter to visit facilities and 4 hours per quarter for business and training meetings.

      Meeting Location: Various adult care homes in Cumberland County

      Members: Contact Info:
      Mary Ann Ayars
      John Thompson
      Mary Dillon
      Carla Fagan
      Donna Atkins
      Laura Hardy
      Eva Moore
      Gary Blackwell
      Clarence Everett Sr.
      Dawn O'Donnell
      Ralph T. Cascasan
      Alfonso Ferguson Sr.
      Lillie White
      Herman Dudley
      Kareem Strong
      Mid-Carolina Council of Governments
      Phone: (910) 323-4191 ext 25
  • Animal Control Board
    • The purpose of the Animal Control Board is to hear appeals pursuant to Section 3-91e of the Cumberland County Code.

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      Statutory Authorization: Section 3-28.1 of the Cumberland County Code

      Member Specifications:

      7 Members with Specific Categories:

      • Person with knowledge and experience in dog behavior and/or handling position (1)
      • Person who works in promoting goals of the animal protection society or the humane society or another such broadly-based and representative organization interested in the care and protection of animals position (1)
      • Ex-Officio, the veterinarian on contract to the Animal Control Department position (1)
      • At-Large positions (2)
      • City of Fayetteville resident positions (2)
       

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Hear appeals from determinations of the Animal Control Director (or his designee) concerning potentially dangerous, dangerous or vicious dogs;
      • Hear any other appeals provided for by ordinance concerning determinations of the Animal Control Department;
      • Provide advice and information to the Animal Control Department;
      • Upon coordination with the Animal Control Director, make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for the betterment of the county’s animal control program;
      • In conjunction with the Animal Control Department and the county’s Communications Manager, provide for a program of public education, information and outreach concerning responsible pet ownership, animal cruelty, and the county’s animal control program;
      • Select officers of the board, including a chairperson, and adopt rules of procedure.

      Meetings: First Monday of every other month (Feb./Apr./June/Aug./Oct./Dec.) at 6:00 PM. (No meetings held on first or last day of any month.) The average length of a meeting varies.

      Meeting Location: Animal Control Department 4704 Corporation Drive Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Jill Deems
      Shelly Bryant
      Cindy Collins
      Melissa Katzenberger
      George Butterfly
      Cumberland County Animal Control Department
      Dr. John Lauby, Director
      Phone: (910) 321-6857
  • Board of Adjustment
    • The Board of Adjustment is a "quasi-judicial" administrative body that conducts public hearings and/or reviews as listed under “duties” below. Appeals of this board’s decisions are filed directly to Superior Court.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 153A-345County Code: Zoning Ordinance Article

      Member Specifications:

      10 Members

      • 5 regular
      • 5 alternate (Alternate members fill in for regular members as necessary and are often appointed to fill vacancies of the regular membership.)

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Conduct administrative reviews and decide appeals where it is alleged by the appellant that there is an error in any order, requirement, permit, decision, determination , refusal made by the Planning and Inspections Director or other administrative officials in the carrying out or enforcement of any provisions of the zoning ordinance;
      • Hear, deny or approve applications for variances and special use permits from the terms of the zoning ordinance;
      • Interpret the official zoning maps;
      • Rule on matters concerning nonconforming uses;
      • Hear and approve or deny applications for High Density Development and variances from the provisions of the County Water Supply Watershed Management and Protection Ordinance;
      • Hear and rule on appeals and variance requests from the County’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.
       

      Meetings: Third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. The average length of a meeting varies. Each member spends approximately three hours per month in service to this board.

      Meeting Location: Historic Cumberland County Courthouse, Hearing Room #3 130 Gillespie Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Alfonso Ferguson Sr.
      Winton McHenry
      George Lott
      George Turner
      Vickie Mullins

       

       

       
       
      Alternate Members:
      Robert Davis
      Stacy M. Long
      Nathan Galbreath
      Gregory Parks
      Alberta Ortiz
      Betty Lynd
      Planning and Inspections Department
      Phone: (910) 678-7602
       
  • Board of Health
    • The Board of Health is the policy-making, rule-making and adjudicatory body for the Cumberland County Health department. The Board has the responsibility to protect and promote the public health and has authority to adopt rules necessary for that purpose.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 130A-35

      Member Specifications:

      11 Members with Specific Categories:
      • Veterinarian (1)
      • Physician (1)
      • Dentist (1)
      • Registered Nurse (1)
      • Optometrist (1)
      • Pharmacist (1)
      • Engineer (1)
      • General Public (3)
      • County Commissioner (1)

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Protect and promote the public health;
      • Adopt rules necessary to promote and protect public health (includes environmental health issues);
      • Impose fees for services, except where prohibited by statute or where an employee of the Health Department is performing the services as an agent of the state;
      • After consultation with the Board of County Commissioners; may appoint a local health director.

      Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM. July and September meetings take place only if desired.

      Meeting Location: Cumberland County Health Department Board Room 1235 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Dr. Heather Burkhardt
      Dr. Sanjay Shah
      Dr. Oliver L. Hodge Jr.
      Sonja Council, RN
      Dr. William Philbrick
      Dr. Carl Creech
      David Greyshock
      Commissioner Jeannette Council
      Barbara Stelly
      Dr. Connette McMahon
      Dr. Vikki Andrews
      Buck Wilson, Director
      Cumberland County Health Department
      Phone: (910) 433-3705
  • Cape Fear Valley Health System Board of Trustees
    • The Cape Fear Valley Health System Board of Trustees oversees the development and implementation of policies for the operation of a multi-million dollar health corporation and all its entities.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: Articles of Incorporation of Cumberland County Hos

      Member Specifications:

      20 Members with Specific Categories:

      • County Commissioners (7)
      • Medical Society Representative (1)
      • Chief of Staff (1)
      • Chief of Staff Elect (1)
      • Doctors (2)
      • Registered Nurse (2)
      • General Public (6)

      Member Qualifications for General Public Positions:

      1. Be a resident of Cumberland County;
      2. Have an interest in health care for the community;
      3. Have the time/willingness to devote to serving as a Trustee;
      4. Commitment to attendance of meetings, seminars and other forms of continuing education;
      5. Be 18 years of age;
      6. May not be transacting business with the Health Center;
      7. Willingness to undergo Board orientation;
      8. Be objective;
      9. Possess good communication skills;
      10. Integrity and visibility within the community;
      11. Past experience on other boards;
      12. Professional and business achievements;
      13. Leadership skills;
      14. Business acumen and the ability to interpret financial statements;
      15. Record of community involvement;
      16. Be an advocate for the hospital.

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Must be an advocate for the Health System and its services;
      • Must participate in the review and approval of the Capital and Operating Budget of the Health System;
      • Must participate in the employment and evaluation of a Director who shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer;
      • Must adopt policies/rules governing the operation of the health system.

      Meetings: Last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM (dinner precedes the meeting at 6:15 PM). The average length of the meeting varies from one to two hours. The Board is also divided into several subcommittees that meet on a monthly basis. The average length of the subcommittee meetings varies from two to three hours.

      Meeting Location: Cape Fear Valley Health System Board Room First Floor/Administrative Area 1638 Owen Drive Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Bradley Broussard, MD
      Nitin Desai, MD
      Dr. Sandra Carr Johnson (County Appointee)
      Dr. Sanjay Shah (County Appointee)
      Betsy Bradshaw, RN
      Murtis Worth, RN (County Appointee)
      Billy R. King (County Appointee)
      Duane DeGaetano
      Dr. Warren McDonald (County Appointee)
      Sandy Ammons (County Appointee)
      Michael Williford (County Appointee)
      Earnest Curry (County Appointee)
      Board of County Commissioners
      County Manager – ex officio non-voting member
      Foundation Board Designee – ex officio non-voting member
      Office of Chief Executive Officer
      Phone: (910) 615-5812
  • Civic Center Commission
    • The Cumberland County Civic Center Commission serves in an advisory capacity to study, plan and program for the highest and best use of the facilities committed to it for public use, edification and enjoyment.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: Section 2 of Chapter 360 of the 1965 Session Laws

      Member Specifications:

      9 Members

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Carry out any duty or assignment expressly delegated by resolution of the board of County Commissioners;
      • To make such reasonable rules and regulations for its own proper organization and management of the Civic Center facilities, provided such rules and regulations do not conflict with and are not inconsistent with the laws of the State of North Carolina or ordinances of Cumberland County.

      Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM. The Board is also divided into three subcommittees that meet on a monthly basis: Finance Committee, Capital Improvements Committee, and Marketing and Sales Committee.

      Meeting Location: Cumberland County Civic Center Crown Coliseum Board Room 1960 Coliseum Drive Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Mark Lynch
      Judy Dawkins
      Elizabeth Varnedoe
      William Tew, Jr.
      Sheba McNeil
      Robert C. Williams
      McBryde Grannis
      Dineen Morton
      Edith Bigler
      Amy Cannon, County Manager, Ex Officio Member
      Commissioner Charles Evans

      Commissioner Jimmy Keefe

       
      James J. Grafstrom, Jr., General Manager
      Phone: (910) 438-4102
  • Cumberland County Cemetery Commission
    • The Cumberland County Cemetery Commission is charged with the care of Cumberland Mills Cemetery on Bingham Drive.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: GS 65-113

      Member Specifications:

      3 Members

      Term: Indefinite

      Compensation: None

      Duties: Oversee the sale of lots and the investment of funds for perpetual care of the cemetery.

      Meetings: Meets on an as-needed basis

      Meeting Location: As called

      Members: Contact Info:
      Robert B. Barnhart
      Larry E. Chason
      Rev. Eugenia Evans-Johnson
      Cumberland County Attorney’s Office
      Phone: (910) 678-7762
  • Cumberland County Community Child Protection/Fatality Prevention Team
    • The Cumberland County Child Protection/Fatality Prevention Team was formed when, in 1995, the General Assembly expanded the prevention efforts of General Statute 143-571, which declared community responsibility for the prevention of child abuse, neglect and child deaths. Team composition requires confidentiality and the ability to objectively search through sensitive data to improve outcomes for children in Cumberland County.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: GS 143-576.2

      Member Specifications:

      21 Members with Specific Categories:

      • Social Services Director (1)
      • Social Services Staff Member (1)
      • Law Enforcement Officer (1)
      • Attorney from the District Attorney’s Office (1)
      • Executive Director of Community Action Agency or Designee (1)
      • Local School Superintendent of Designee (1)
      • Social Services Board Member (1)
      • Mental Health Professional (1)
      • Guardian Ad Litem Coordinator or Designee (1)
      • Health Director or Designee (1)
      • Health Care Provider (1)
      • Emergency Medical Services Provider or Firefighter (1)
      • District Court Judge (1)
      • County Medical Examiner (1)
      • Representative of Local Day Care Facility or Head Start (1)
      • Parent of a Child Who Died Prior to 18th Birthday (1)
      • Optional At-large Members (Up to 5)

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Reviews medical examiners’ reports, death certificates and other records of deceased county residents under the age of 18;
      • Members discuss outcomes of services and circumstances surrounding the child’s death;
      • Promote understanding of the causes of child deaths and identify deficiencies in the delivery of services to children and families by public agencies;
      • Make and carry out recommendations for changes that will prevent future child deaths.

      Meetings: Third Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM

      Meeting Location: Department of Social Services Building 4th Floor, Room 440 1225 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Det. Robert Jeffers
      Det. Pedro Orellano
      Leslie Campbell
      Catherine Lesica
       
      Christal Kellon
      Cumberland County Department of Social Services
      Phone: (910) 677-2551
  • Cumberland County Finance Corporation
    • The Cumberland County Industrial Facility and Pollution Control Financing Authority provides assistance, when deemed appropriate, for the issuance of revenue bonds for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of industrial or pollution control projects.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 159C

      Member Specifications:

      7 Members

      Term: 6 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      The purpose of the Cumberland County Finance Corporation is to issue tax exempt securities for public purposes that directly benefit county government in Cumberland County, such as the Coliseum, the Social Services building, the Community Correction Center, etc. It differs from the Cumberland County Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority in that the Authority issues tax exempt financings for economic development purposes that benefit not only the community at large as a whole, but also the private industries utilizing them.

      Meetings: Meetings are held on an as needed basis usually at 12:00 PM. The length of the meetings varies.

      Meeting Location: Cumberland County Courthouse, Room 564 117 Dick Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Timothy S. Richardson
      Annette Billie
      Ronald C. Crosby, Jr.
      Dr. Don Okhomina
      Dr. Joan Ceziar
       
      Cumberland County Attorney’s Office
      Phone: (910) 678-7762
  • Cumberland County Home and Community Care Block Grant Committee
    • The Cumberland County Home and Community Care Block Grant Committee works with the County on matters related to service priorities and planning for older adults.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 143B

      Member Specifications:

      21 Members with Specific Categories:

      • Older consumers (8)
      • Aging Service Providers (9)
      • Civic Representative (1)
      • Elected Official (1)
      • County Representative (2)

      Term: 4 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Functions as a resource to the Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging by obtaining input from service providers, older consumers and their families in the development of an annual Aging Funding Plan;
      • Serves in an advisory capacity for the Care Management service provided by Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging.

      Meetings: 3rd Thursday January, April, August and November at 2:00 PM. Length of the meetings varies.

      Meeting Location: Various service provider locations within Cumberland County

      Members: Contact Info:
      Elma Jorgensen
      Edwin Deaver
      Barbara Marshall
      Cassandra McMillion
      Annie Hasan
      Karin Simkin
      Rosa Crowe
      Mary Brymer
      Antoinette Hernandez
      Catherine VanSickle
      Tina Dicke
      Donald Wire
      Doris Snider
      Robin Kivett
      Richard Higgins
       
      County Representatives:
      Amy Cannon
       
      Glenda Dye
      Mid-Carolina Council of Governments
      Phone: (910) 323-4191
  • Cumberland County Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority
    • The Cumberland County Industrial Facility and Pollution Control Financing Authority provides assistance, when deemed appropriate, for the issuance of revenue bonds for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of industrial or pollution control projects.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 159C

      Member Specifications:

      7  Members

      Term: 6 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Aids in the financing or industrial and manufacturing facilities for the purpose of alleviating unemployment or raising below average manufacturing wages by financing industrial and manufacturing facilities which provide job opportunities or pay better wages;
      • Aids in financing pollution control facilities for industry in connection with manufacturing and industrial facilities and for public utilities;
      • Conducts any and all other activities as shall from time to time be found to be appropriate in connection with the foregoing and as are lawful under the Act.

      Meetings: Meetings are held on an as needed basis usually at 12:00 PM. The length of the meetings varies.

      Meeting Location: Cumberland County Courthouse, Room 564 117 Dick Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Annette C. Billie
      Ronald C. Crosby, Jr.
      Carol A. Downing
      James L. Fleming
      Bobby Gleaton
      Clifton McNeill, Sr.
      Dr. Don A. Okhomina
      Cumberland County Attorney’s Office
      Phone: (910) 678-7762
  • Cumberland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
    • The purpose of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is to help prevent at-risk juveniles from delinquency. Develop community-based delinquency alternatives to training schools and to provide community-based delinquency and substance abuse prevention strategies and programs. Provide non-institutional dispositional alternatives that will protect the community and the juveniles. Plan and organize programs in partnership with the state.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 143b-846

      Member Specifications:

      26 Members with Specific Categories:
      • Local School Superintendent or designee (1)
      • Chief of Police (1)
      • Local Sheriff (1)
      • District Attorney or designee (1)
      • Chief Court Counselor or designee (1)
      • Director of Mental Health or designee (1)
      • Director of Social Services or designee (1)
      • County Manager or designee (1)
      • Substance Abuse Professional (1)
      • Member of Faith Community (1)
      • County Commissioner (1)
      • Person under 18 (1)
      • Juvenile Defense Attorney (1)
      • Chief District Court Judge or designee judge (1)
      • Member of Business (1)
      • Health Director or designee (1)
      • United Way or nonprofit (1)
      • Parks and Recreation Representative (1)
      • At-Large Members (Maximum of 7)
      • Non-Voting Member (1) 

      Term: 2 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Annual review of the needs of juveniles in the county who are at-risk or who have been adjudicated. Council shall develop a request for proposal process and submit to the County Commissioners a written plan of expenditures. Upon the County’s authorization, the plan must be approved by the Office;
      • Ensure appropriate community based intermediate dispositions for adjudicated juveniles are available, pursuant to minimum standards set by the Office; and 
      • Perform the following on an ongoing basis:
        1. Assess needs of juveniles in the community, evaluate resources, plan for unmet needs;
        2. Evaluate performance of juvenile services/programs as a condition of continued funding of programs;
        3. Increase public awareness causes of delinquency and prevention efforts;
        4. Develop intervention strategies and risk assessments for at-risk youth;
        5. Provide funds for services: treatment/counseling/parenting/rehabilitation;
        6. Plan permanent funding streams for delinquency prevention programs.

      Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 1:15 PM. Meetings are normally one to two hours in length.

      Meeting Location: Cumberland County CommuniCare, Conference Room 109 Bradford Ave Fayetteville, NC 28301

      Members: Contact Info:
      Bruce Morrison
      Lt. John Somerindyke
      Lt. Bobby Jeffers
      Tiffany Whitfield
      Miguel Pitts
      Tina Higgs
      Al Spain
      Melissa Cardinali
      Judge Ed Pone
      Wanda Tart
      Melvin Lindsay
      Glenn Adams - County Commissioner
      Louis Leake
      Juanita Bailer
      Linda Blanton
      Detective Melton Brown
      Sonya Thompson
      Dwight Creech
      Latoya Gordon
       
      Non-Voting Member:
      Ronald Tillman
      Kim Cribb, JCPC Coordinator 678-7819
  • Cumberland County Local Emergency Planning Committee
    • The Cumberland County Emergency Planning Committee’s primary task is to serve as a liaison between industry and the community by working with facilities to develop their facility emergency response plans.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:
      http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/emergency_mgmt/downloads/LEPC_Bylaws__2012.pdf

      Statutory Authorization: Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act

      Member Specifications:

      13 Members (Minimum) with Specific Categories:

      • Print and Broadcast Media
      • Operators of Facilities
      • Law Enforcement
      • Emergency Management
      • Community Group
      • Transportation
      • Health
      • Hospital
      • Fire Fighter
      • First Aid
      • At-large
      • Local Environmental Representative
      • Utilities
       

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Provide a basis for the community to develop and tailor a chemical emergency planning and response program to suit its needs;
      • Provide the public with identity, quantity, location, and properties of hazardous substances in the community;
      • Review the county and facility plans annually and conduct emergency drills to test the plan. The annual review of the plan should include a hazards analysis and an evaluation of available resources that could be used during a response for a chemical incident.
       

      Meetings: On the last Thursday of the first month of each quarter at 10:00 AM. Members are also required to attend and work with the subcommittee they are assigned to. The meetings generally last approximately one hour. The time required for the subcommittee would vary depending on the nature of the subcommittee (i.e., Membership, Resources, Exercise, Planning, etc.)

      Meeting Location: Public Works Commission 955 Old Wilmington Road Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Kevin Arata
      Sally Shutt
      Gary Tew
      Mark Ingram
      Mark Faircloth
      Matthew Dempster
      Lt. Freddie Johnson Jr.
      Capt. J.T. Morgan
      Capt. Kenneth Eaker
      Gene Booth
      Stephen Rogers
      Greg Phillips
      Marsha Lunt
      Ronnie Willet
      James Bullard Jr.
      Phillip McCorquodale
      Marsha Fogle
      Ray Jackson
      Steve Rogers
       
      Ex-Officio Members:
      Randy Beeman, Cumberland County Emergency Services
      Ben Major, Chief Fayetteville Fire Department
      Amy Cannon, County Manager
      Commissioner Larry Lancaster
       
       
      Cumberland County
      Emergency Services/Emergency Management
      Phone: (910) 678-7641
  • Cumberland County Workforce Development Board
    • The Cumberland County Workforce Development Board promotes the full development and utilization of the state’s employment and training resources.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Member Specifications:

       

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      Works to develop employment and training programs for the residents of Cumberland County.

      Meetings: Second Wednesday of every other month at 11:00 AM (starting in February 2016)

      Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the county. 

      Members: Contact Info:

      David McCune

      Linda Hoppmann

      John Jones

      Randall Newcomer

      Esther Thompson

      Jensen McFadden

      Rodney Anderson

      Lloyd Lee Caulder III

      Jesse Brayboy Jr.

      Chad Kormanek

      Dina Simcox

      Jonathan Warren

      R. Jonathan Charleston

      Charlene Cross

      Cynthia Wilson

      Pamela Gibson

      Carl Mitchell

      Catherine Johnson

      Richard Everett

      Jody Risacher

      Dallas Mack Freeman

      Charles Royal

      Ellen Morales

      Josephus Thompson

      Jim Lott
      910-323-3421

      or Peggy Aazam 323-3421 ext 2126

  • Equalization and Review Board
    • The Cumberland County Equalization and Review Board hears appeals from taxpayers on real, personal and business personal property tax valuations and bills. The Board approves corrections and changes to tax bills to include clerical errors.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 105-322

      Member Specifications:

      9 Members with Specific Categories:

      • Appraiser (1)
      • At-Large (3)
      • Businessman (1)
      • Farmer (1)
      • Home Builder (1)
      • Industrialist (1)
      • Real Estate Agent (1)
       

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: $50.00 per meeting

      Duties:

      Members of the Board of Equalization and Review serve on both the Regular Board and the Special Board.
       
      Regular Board Duties:
       
      • Examines and reviews tax records to insure all taxable property has been listed and appraised in accordance with the standards required by law.
      • Approves the correction of tax listings, errors and omissions.
      • Increases or reduces the value of property which has been appealed.
      • Approves tax refunds or releases of value, abating tax penalties, and approving supplemental bills.
      ** Of these duties, hearing valuation appeals and rendering decisions regarding the value placed on the property by the County comprise the majority of the board’s duties and functions.
      Special Board Duties:
       
      • Examines and reviews tax records to insure all taxable property has been listed and appraised in accordance with the standards required by law.
      • Corrects listings, errors and omissions.
      • Approves tax refunds or releases of value.
      • Hears motor vehicle valuation appeals, abates tax penalties and approves supplemental bill.
      ** Of these duties, releases, refunds and abatements comprise the majority of the board’s duties and functions.

      Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of every month (except July) at 3:30 PM. The Regular Board of Equalization and Review holds its first meeting each year no earlier than the first Monday in April and no later than the first Monday in May. In a year in which a countywide reappraisal (revaluation) is not conducted, the Board must complete its duties on or before the third Monday after they begin their duties, unless in its opinion a longer period is required. However, in no event may they sit longer than July 1st. In a year in which a revaluation is conducted, the Board may sit until December 31st.

      Meeting Location: Cumberland County Courthouse, Room 564 117 Dick Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Douglas Stephens III
      Harvey (Butch) Raynor III
      Horace Humphrey
      Curtis Alexander
      William Carroll Beard Jr.
      Ernest Canady
      Rodney W. Sherrill
      William (Bill) Holland
      Kathy T. Olsen
      Joe Utley
      Cumberland County Tax Administration
      Phone: (910) 321-6804
  • Farm Advisory Board
    • The Farmland Advisory Committee serves as a watchdog for development in farm and rural areas, protect agricultural land, preserve the farming industry and protect the character of the rural areas in the county.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Member Specifications: 9 Members

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      1. Promote the health, safety, rural agricultural values, and general welfare of the County;
      2. Increase identity and pride in the agricultural community and its way of life;
      3. Encourage the economic and financial health of agriculture;
      4. Make recommendations to the Cumberland County Joint Planning Board and Board of Commissioners regarding issues involving farmland in Cumberland County.

      Meetings: Quarterly - second Tuesday of the first month at 7:00 PM

      Meeting Location: Historic Cumberland County Courthouse, Room 107C 130 Gillespie Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Britt Riddle
      Wayne Beard
      Kevin West
      Sherrill Jernigan
      Vance Tyson
      Clifton McNeill, Jr.
      David Gillis
      Patricia Hall
      Lisa Childers
      Alexandria Voignier
      Cumberland County Planning and Inspections Department
      Phone: (910) 678-7607
  • Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors
    • The purpose of the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors is to encourage travel and tourism in Cumberland County and to engage in any lawful act or activity for which non-profit corporations may be organized under Chapter 55A of the North Carolina General Statutes.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: Chapter 983, House Bill 1590

      Member Specifications:

      11 Members with Specific Categories:

      • Cumberland County Manager or his designee (1)
      • Manager of the City of Fayetteville or his designee (1)
      • Director of the Cumberland County Civic Center or his designee
      • Representatives nominated by hotels and motels within the county which have in excess of 100 rooms and appointed by the County Commissioners. (2)
      • Representatives nominated by hotels and motels within the county which have less than 100 rooms and appointed by the County Commissioners.  (2)
      • Chairman of the Travel and tourism Committee of the Fayetteville Area Chamber of Commerce (1)
      • Representative of a hotel or motel within Cumberland county which has rooms subject to the Occupancy Tax and meeting space in excess of 6,000 square feet which shall be elected by the Board of Directors upon recommendation of a Nominating Committee appointed by the Chairman (1)
      • Representative of a hotel or motel within Cumberland county which has rooms subject to the Occupancy Tax and shall be elected by the board of Directors upon recommendation of a Nominating Committee appointed by the chairman (1)
      • At-large member, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners which is representative of one or more of the following groups: 1) arts/cultural community; 2) business community; 3) military; and has a demonstrated interest in travel and tourism in the County (1)

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Responsible for reviewing, approving and monitoring the financial integrity of the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau;
      • Helps establish and monitor the implementation and administration of policies and programs;
      • Approves and supports the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s programs within the community;
      • Hire, support and evaluate the performance of the President and CEO of the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

      Meetings: Quarterly on 4th Wednesday (starting in January) at 12:00 p.m.

      Meeting Location: Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Room 245 Person Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Sharon Lee
      Manish Mehta
      Laura Leal
      William S. Wellons, Jr.
      Becki D. Kirby
      Sanda Budic
      Subodh Thakur
      Henry Holt
      Amy Cannon, Ex Officio
      James Grafstrom, Ex Officio
      Doug Hewett (Interim), Ex Officio
      John Meroski
      Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau
      Phone: (910) 483-5311
  • Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation
    • The Fayetteville/Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors is an 11 member body comprised of voting members and ex-officio non-voting members.  The Corporation was established through an interlocal agreement for the purpose of conducting economic development activities as an entity organized as a 501(c) non-profit corporation.  Criteria to be considered for appointment to the Board of Directors includes knowledge of business finance, business development, infrastructure development, workforce development, real estate development/utilities and diverse group representative of the community. 

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: Interlocal Agreement between Cumberland County and

      Member Specifications:

      8 Voting Members/3 Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members

      Cumberland County - 3 Seats

      1 Elected Official

      2 At-Large

       

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties: The Board of Directors governs the non-profit corporation whose purpose is to conduct economic development activities and services.  Entity's composition, organization, and nature, together with powers conferred on it, are set forth in its by-laws and other organizational documents. 

      Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 AM

      Meeting Location:

      FTCC Center for Business and Industry

      2801 Ft. Bragg Road

      Fayetteville, NC 28303

      Members: Contact Info:

      Glenn Adams - Elected Official

      Timothy S. Richardson - At-Large

      Juanita Pilgrim - At-Large

       

      Juawana Colbert-Williams

      678-7649

  • Fayetteville Technical Community College Board of Trustees
    • The FTCC Board of Trustees is the administrative governing body for the Fayetteville Technical Community College.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 115D-12

      Member Specifications:

      13 Members with Specific Categories:

      • Appointed by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners (4)
      • Appointed by the Board of Education (4)
      • Appointed by the Governor (4)
      • The Student Government Association President serves as an Ex-Officio member.

      Term: 4 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Power to elect and employee the president of the College;
      • Power to acquire, hold and transfer real and personal property;
      • Power to enter into contracts;
      • Power to institute and defend legal actions and to exercise such other rights and privileges as may be necessary for the management and administration of the College in accordance with the provisions and purposes of state law;
      • Ensure the adequacy of the college’s budget, educational programs and facilities;
      • Advocate for the College;
      • The Board of Trustees has the responsibility for the development and operation of the College in accordance with the provisions of the law and the standards of the State Board of Community Colleges.

      Meetings: The third Monday of each month at 12:45 PM. No meetings in July and December. The maximum time per meeting would be four hours which includes committee meetings and lunch. Called meetings do occur occasionally and trustees are encouraged to attend some organizational meetings out of town or out of state. The Board is also divided into five sub committees that meet on the third Monday of each month prior to the 12:45 PM, Board Meeting, except July and December: (1) Finance Committee; (2) Human Resources Committee; (3) Building and Grounds Committee; and (4) Curriculum Committee; and (5) Planning Committee.

      Meeting Location: Fayetteville Technical Community College, Board Room Tony Rand Student Center 2201 Hull Road Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Dr. Linwood Powell
      Dr. Marye Jeffries
      Sheryl Lewis
      Charles Harrell
      Dr. J. Larry Keen, President
      Fayetteville Technical Community College
      Phone: (910) 678-8222
  • Human Relations Commission
    • The Human Relations Commission is an eighteen member body comprised of both county, city and military representatives. The Human Relations Commission’s Mission Statement is "To facilitate and advocate programs, projects, and actions to ensure a better quality of life and the civil and human rights of all citizens, without regard to race, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, familial status, or disability."

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Member Specifications:

      18 Members

      • Appointed by the Board of Commissioners (4)

      Term: 2 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

       

      Meetings: Second Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM

      Meeting Location: City Hall LaFayette Room 433 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Linda Amos
      Kevin Brooks
      Tomecia Sobers
      Jose A. Rodriguez
      City of Fayetteville
      Human Relations Department
      Phone: (910) 433-1696
  • Joint Appearance Commission
    • The Joint Appearance Commission makes recommendations to governing bodies on appearance issues and promotes the enhancement of the appearance of the community.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 160A-451

      Member Specifications:

      15 Members

      • Appointed by the Board of Commissioners (4)
      • Appointed by the Fayetteville City Council (4)
      • And one each from the remaining municipalities in Cumberland County

      Term: 2 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

       

      Meetings: First Monday of the month at 5:30PM

      Meeting Location: City Hall 1st Floor, Cape Fear Room 433 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Sheila Wilson
      Christopher Mitchell
      George Quigley
      Latara Ray
      City of Fayetteville
      Planning Department
      Phone:  (910) 433-1995
  • Joint Planning Board
    • The Joint Planning Board has the responsibility for the development of a continuing comprehensive planning program for the entire county and each participating municipality in the county by working from the existing plans of each city and town in the county to improve and develop the same and incorporate such planning into a comprehensive plan extending throughout the county. In developing the continuing comprehensive planning program, the Joint Planning Board will study priorities and requests for special study effort provided by the participating governmental units. The Joint Planning Board also has the function of developing and maintaining subdivision control and zoning programs.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 153A-391

      Member Specifications:

      10 Members

      • Appointed by the Board of Commissioners (4)
      • Appointed by the towns of Spring Lake, Eastover, Linden, Stedman and Hope Mills (1 each)
      • Appointed to represent the towns of Wade, Falcon and Godwin (1)
       

      Term: 4 Years (County appointee is four years. Members appointed )

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Final approval of plat waiver requests in the County;
      • Reviews, holds hearings and approves or makes recommendations on area studies, future land use plans, transportation improvement projects, zoning matters, and most land use issues throughout the County.

      Meetings: First and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Meeting times vary in length. Members also serve on subcommittees (Administrative, Comprehensive Planning, Codes and Nominating). These subcommittees meet on an as-needed basis. In addition, time is spent outside of the meetings to review various documents and plans on which the Board is required to vote.

      Meeting Location: Historic Cumberland County Courthouse Hearing Room #3 130 Gillespie Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Lori S. Epler, Cumberland County
      Diane Wheatley, Cumberland County
      Carl Manning, Cumberland County
      Dr. Vikki Andrews, Cumberland County

      Laverne Howard
      Cumberland County Planning and Inspections Department
      Phone: (910) 678-7610
  • Jury Commission
    • The Cumberland County Jury Commission compiles the Master Jury List used by the Cumberland County Court System.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 9-1

      Member Specifications:

      3 Members

      • Appointed by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners (1)
      • Appointed by the Clerk of Superior Court (1)
      • Appointed by the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge (1)

      Term: 2 Years

      Compensation: $250.00 per term

      Duties:

      • Responsible for compiling the Master Jury List that is to be used in Cumberland County for each year. It must be prepared by, and in compliance with, the North Carolina General Statutes as well as local Orders of the Court;
      • The Commission first meets to make decisions as to how it will direct the Master List to be prepared. This meeting will be attended by Court Officials to offer any assistance the Commission may request, and to provide clerical support.;
      • The last meeting is to review the Master Jury List and the Statement of Sources and Procedures, which sets forth in writing how the Commission prepared the list. If the list meets the Commission’s criteria, the Commission then presents a printed Master Jury List to the Register of Deeds for filing and the Statement of Sources and procedures to the Clerk of Superior Court for filing.

      Meetings: The Jury Commission meets at least twice a year. The Commission is responsible to meet as often as required to complete the jury list for the next year by the 30th day of November of each year. The amount of time required for each meeting and the number of meetings required is determined by the Commission and dictated by the procedures that the Commission chooses to prepare the Master List.

      Meeting Location: Cumberland County Courthouse 3rd Floor 117 Dick Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Steve Harper
      Perry Evans
      Mabel Smith
      Ellen Hancox, Trial Court Administrator
      Office of the Clerk of Superior Court
      Phone: (910) 321-3841
  • Library Board of Trustees
    • The Cumberland County Library Board of Trustees formulates and adopts programs, policies and regulations for the government of the library, subject to the fiscal control and other policies and regulations of the Board of County Commissioners. The Library Director acts as secretary to the Board and reports to the Deputy County Manager.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 153A-265

      Member Specifications:

      7 Members

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Formulate and adopt programs, policies and regulations for government of the library, subject to the fiscal control and other policies and regulations of the Board of County Commissioners;
      • The Board makes recommendations to the governing body concerning the construction and improvement of buildings and other structures for the Library system;
      • Supervises and cares for the facilities of the Library system;
      • Appoints a Director of Library Services;
      • Establishes a schedule of fines for late return of, failure of return, damage to, and loss of Library materials, and to take other measures to protect and regulate the use of such materials;
      • Participate in preparing the annual budget for the Library system for approval by the Board of County Commissioners;
      • Extends the privileges and use of the Library system to non-residents of Cumberland County, on any terms or conditions the Library Board may prescribe.
        Advises the Board of County Commissioners on Library matters;
      • Accepts, on behalf of and in the name of Cumberland County, any gift, grant, bequest, exchange, loan, etc., without the prior approval of the Board of County Commissioners.

      Meetings: Third Thursday of each month at 9:05 AM; exception would be 2nd Thursday in December and no regularly scheduled meetings in July and August. The approximate amount of time a Library Trustee would devote to the Board each month is two hours for meeting attendance with variable preparation and follow-up time. Periodic committee meeting attendance may be required. Trustee committees are: By-Laws (on call) and Nominating (on call).

      Meeting Location: Various libraries throughout the County

      Members: Contact Info:

      Katrina Tiffany

      Donald LaHuffman

      Paige Ross

      Dr. Daniel Montoya

      Brian Tyler

      Betsy Small

       
      Commissioner Glenn Adams
      Jody Risacher, Director
      or Marili Melchionne, Administrative Coordinator to the Director
      Cumberland County Library and Information Center
      Phone: (910) 483-7727 ext 1304
  • Mid-Carolina Aging Advisory Committee
    • The Mid-Carolina Aging Advisory Committee assists the Area Agency on Aging in the development and administration of the area plan.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 143B

      Member Specifications:

      7 Members with Specific Categories:
      • Volunteers (3)
      • Consumers (2)
      • Elected Official (1)
      • Veterans Hospital Representative (1)

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Assist with public hearings held relative to aging issues;
      • Represents the interests of older persons;
      • Reviews and comments on policy, programs, and actions which affect older adults;
      • Reviews and comments on the area plan and/or plan amendments as submitted by the Area Agency on Aging to the North Carolina Division of Aging for approval.

      Meetings: First Tuesday of the third month of each quarter at 2:00 PM. Length of meetings varies.

      Meeting Location: Various locations in the three county region (Cumberland, Harnett and Sampson counties)

      Members: Contact Info:

      Edna Cogdell

      Willie McKoy Jr.

      Rebecca Campbell

      Beverly Davis Sanders

      Lester Bussey

      Synavia George 

      Glenda Dye
      Mid-Carolina Council of Governments
      Phone: (910) 323-4191 ext 22
  • Minimum Housing Appeals Board
    • The Cumberland County Minimum Housing Appeals Board is a quasi-judicial board created to hear appeals from decisions of the Minimum Housing Inspector.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 160A-441 et. seq.

      Member Specifications:

      10 Members

      • 5 Regular Members
      • 5 Alternate Members

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties: The Board may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the decision or order being appealed and may make any decision and order that it deems appropriate in the matter. To that end, it has all the powers of the Inspector.

      Meetings: The second Tuesday of the first month of each quarter at 6:30 PM. Special meetings are held on an as needed basis. The total number of annual meetings usually will not exceed twelve. Meetings normally last one to three hours.

      Meeting Location: Historic Cumberland County Courthouse, Room 3 130 Gillespie Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Eric Jones
      Clayton O. Burris, Jr.
      Linda Amos
      Geri Hasapis
      Louis L. King
       
      Alternate Members:
      Steve Hogan
      Veronica Langston
      Henry Gibbs Jr.
      Robert Kater
      Carol Post
      Planning and Inspections Department
      Phone: (910) 321-6640
  • North Carolina's Southeast
    • North Carolina's Southeast is a regional public-private partnership that markets the southeast region nationally and globally to encourage new economic growth. 

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Term: 1 Year

      Compensation: None

      Duties: North Carolina's Southeast provides leadership on key regional initiatives that help advance the regional economy.  The Board of Directors represent every county in the Southeast Region and provides guidance and oversight to the organization. 

      Meetings: Quarterly

      Meeting Location: 70 West Broad Street, Elizabethtown, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Ed Melvin

      Steve Yost, President

      707 West Broad Street

      Elizabethtown, NC 28337

      800-787-1333

  • Nursing Home Advisory Board
    • The Nursing Home Advisory Board serves the residents of long term care facilities within the county. The committee members are responsible for maintaining the intent of the Residents’ Bill of Rights, promoting community involvement in the homes, and providing public education on long term care issues.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 131E-128

      Member Specifications:

      11 Members

      Term: 3 Years (Members serve an initial one-year term, after whic)

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Visits to assigned nursing homes each quarter to include completion of a quarterly report by each subcommittee;
      • Promotes community involvement in facilities;
      • Promotes community education and awareness of the needs of the aging in facilities;
      • Serves as a resource of volunteers;
      • Become aware of conditions in facilities and assists grievance processes.

      Meetings: Third Thursday of the last month of each quarter at 10:00 AM. There is an initial training period of 15 hours to include study of a committee handbook and orientation visits to long-term care facilities. Additional training of 10 hours per year is required. Visits in the assigned facilities are of the utmost importance in the participation on this committee. A commitment of at least one day per quarter to visit facilities and 4 hours per quarter for business and training meetings.

      Meeting Location: Various nursing homes in Cumberland County

      Members: Contact Info:
      Laura Hardy

      Tom Lloyd

      Phyllis Pierce

      Keith Howard

      Sonja Council

      Robert Williams

      Diane Wheatley

      Mary Dillon

      Latara Ray

      Clarence Everett Sr.

      Rudy Tatum

       
      Kareem Strong
      Mid-Carolina Council of Governments
      Phone: (910) 323-4191 ext 25
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
    • The Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Advisory Board advises, informs and promotes the dedication and establishment of parks and recreation areas in all sections of Cumberland County with the ultimate aim of making neighborhood playgrounds and parks accessible to all citizens of the County.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 160A-354

      Member Specifications:

      7 Members

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Promotes studies and plans of the recreational needs of the County;
      • Informs and advises the Board of County Commissioners and public of the needs for facilities and programs;
      • Advises the Recreation Director in planning recreational programs, acquiring land and water areas and in accepting any grant, gift, bequest or donation of any personal or real properties offered or made available for recreational purposes.

      Meetings: 1st Tuesday of every month at 5:45 PM. Meetings last one to one and one-half hours with occasional committee meetings as needed.

      Meeting Location: 121 Lamon Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Steven Harper

      Iva Marie Kelly

      Antonio Gerald

      Harold Smelcer

      William McNeill

      Stacy Carr III

      Scott Pope

      Commissioner Charles Evans
      Michael Gibson
      City of Fayetteville
      Fayetteville/Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department
      Phone: (910) 433-1557
  • Senior Citizens Advisory Commission
    • The Senior Citizens Advisory Commission cooperates in an advisory capacity with the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and any other interested municipal corporations of Cumberland County in their planning, coordinating and directing programs and activities for senior citizens.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 160a-460 and Resolution adopted by Board of C

      Member Specifications:

      14 Members
      • Appointed by the Board of Commissioners (7)
      • Appointed by the Fayetteville City Council (7)

      Term: 2 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Serves as an advisory organization for senior citizens governmental units, providing those units with assistance in securing funding and in meeting responsibilities to senior citizens in the area;
      • Assists city and county agencies (related to activities of senior citizens) in securing funds, grants, or appropriations necessary to function as directed by city, county, state and federal governments;
      • Commission members may visit health care or recreation facilities.

      Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 2:30 PM

      Meeting Location: City Hall, Lafayette Room 433 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:

      Naomi Ruffin

      Carey D. Berg

      Edna Cogdell

      Willie F. Wright

      Patricia Fairley

      Augusta Newman

      Meagan Elise Honaker

      Mary Galyean
      City of Fayetteville
      Fayetteville/Cumberland Senior Center
      Phone: (910) 433-1574
  • Social Services Board
    • The Cumberland County Social Services Board shall carry out the responsibilities and duties as set forth by the General Assembly, Department of Human Resources, Social Services Commission and as the Board of County Commissioners may assign. Social Services Department programs include: Medicaid, Work first, the protection and placement of adults and children, support services such as food stamps, day care, medical transportation and guardianships.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 106A-9

      Member Specifications:

      5 Members 

      • Appointed by the Board of Commissioners (2)
      • Appointed by the Social Services Board (1)
      • Appointed by the State Social Services Commission (2)
       

      Term: 3 Years (Maximum of two consecutive terms.)

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Responsible for consultation with the Director of the Department of Social Services regarding the department’s mandates and planning and submission of the agency budget to the Board of County Commissioners;
      • Responsible for hiring the Social Services Department Director;
      • Advise the County and various municipal authorities in developing policies and plans to improve the social conditions of the community.

      Meetings: Last Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM

      Meeting Location: Department of Social Services, Board Room 1225 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Betsy Monroe Bradshaw
      Edward G. Melvin
      Susan Reeder
      Dr. Sidney Brooks, Sr.
      Maria Velazquez-Constas
      Brenda Jackson, Director
      Cumberland County Department of Social Services
      Phone: (910) 677-2035
  • Southeastern Economic Development Commission
    • Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Member Specifications:

      4 Members from Each Representative County

      Term: 4 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

       

      Meetings: Full Board meets one time annually - Usually in April

      Meeting Location: 707 West Broad Street, Elizabethtown, NC

      Members: Contact Info:

      Russ Rogerson

      Amy Cannon

      Glenn Adams

      Jeannette Council

       

      Pam Bostic
      Phone:  910-862-6985
  • Tourism Development Authority
    • Notice to Grant Applicants - Requesting Funding

      The Tourism Development Authority is charged with expending the net proceeds of the occupancy tax authorized by and levied under Session Laws 2001 Chapter 484 for the purposes provided in that act.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: NCGS 2001-484

      Member Specifications:

      7 Members with Specific Categories
      • Representatives nominated by hotels and motels within the County which have in excess of 100 rooms subject to the occupancy tax (2)
      • Representatives nominated by hotels and motels within the County which have fewer than 100 rooms subject to the occupancy tax (2)
      • The President of the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce (1)
      • The County Manager (1)
      • A member of the public who is not affiliated with travel and tourism and who reflects the cultural diversity of the County (1)

      Term: 3 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Expend the net proceeds of the occupancy tax authorized by and levied under Session Laws 2001 Chapter 484, as amended from time to time, for the purposes provided in that act;
      • Promote travel, tourism and conventions in the County, sponsor tourist-related capital projects in the County;
      • Contract for and be contracted with, apply for and accept grants and gifts for the accomplishment of the purposes provided in the act.

      Meetings: Quarterly (January/April/July/October) - Fourth Wednesday at 8:00 AM

      Meeting Location: Cumberland County Courthouse Fifth Floor, Room 564 117 Dick Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      Vivek Tandon
      Pavan D. Patel
      Anup Contractor
      Manish Mehta
      Dallas Mack Freeman
      Darsweil Rogers, Fayetteville Regional Chamber (Ex-officio)
      Amy Cannon, County Manager (Ex-officio)
      Candice H. White, Clerk to the Board
      Cumberland County Board of Commissioners
      Phone:  (910) 678-7771
  • Transportation Advisory Board
    • The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) is the County Commissioner-approved advisory board for the Community Transportation Program in Cumberland County. The organizational purpose of the TAB is to be a liaison between the Transportation Program Coordinator, the County Commissioners, and the public receiving service, to ensure that the transportation-related needs of the citizens of Cumberland County are and will continue to be met.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Member Specifications:

      17 Members with Specific Categories

      • City of Fayetteville Representative
      • Urban Transit Provider Representative
      • Mid-Carolina Council of Governments Director or Designee
      • County DSS Director or Designee
      • DSS Work First Representative
      • Workforce Development Center Director or Designee
      • Sheltered Workshop Director or Designee
      • Aging Programs Representative
      • County Mental Health Director or Designee
      • Emergency Medical Services Representative
      • County Representative
      • County Planning Department Director or Designee
      • County Health Director or Designee
      • Private Transportation Provider Representative
      • Vocational Rehab Director or Designee
      • Private Citizen
      • At-Large Representatives
       

      Term: 2 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Provides a safe, dependable, accessible and affordable transportation program for elderly and disabled Cumberland County residents in order to enhance their quality of life;
      • Allocates funds received through the ROAP Grant to local agencies providing transportation to the elderly, disabled and rural residents of Cumberland County;
      • Oversees the official actions of the Community Transportation Program and ensures that Federal and State requirements are met.

      Meetings: The third Tuesday of the first month in the quarter, (January, April, July, and October) at 10:00 AM.

      Meeting Location: Historic Cumberland County Courthouse 2nd Floor, Room 3 130 Gillespie Street Fayetteville, NC

      Members: Contact Info:
      James Roper
      Carla Smith
      Lisa Chance
      Angelita Marable
      Ellen Morales
      David Schuler
      Kenneth Dye
      William H. Robinson
      Robyn McArdle
      Tom Lloyd
      Anne Morrison
      Kenneth Washington
      Joel Strickland
      Alfred Foote
      Deloma West
      Antionette Wiggins
      Jim R. Lott
      Adolphus Thomas
      Ifetayo Farrakhan
      Transportation Program Coordinator
      Planning and Inspections Department
      Phone: (910) 678-7624
  • Wrecker Review Board
    • The Cumberland County Wrecker Review Board serves as an appeals and advisory board pursuant to the regulations outlined in the Cumberland County Code.

      Web Page Links, Downloads, and Resources:

      Statutory Authorization: Chapter 9, Article IV, Section 9-62 of the Cumberl

      Member Specifications:

      5 Members

      • Appointed by the Board of Commissioners (1)
      • Appointed by the Cumberland County Sheriff (1)
      • Appointed by the Wrecker Licensees (2)
      • Commander, Troop B, North Carolina Highway Patrol (1)
       

      Term: 2 Years

      Compensation: None

      Duties:

      • Hear appeals from any decision of the Wrecker Inspector pursuant to the Cumberland County Code;
      • Advise the Wrecker Inspector as to the regulations needed to enforce this ordinance;
      • Recommend amendments to the fee schedule as adopted by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

      Meetings: Quarterly on the first Thursday at 6:00 PM

      Meeting Location: Fuller Building - 314 Jasper Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301

      Members: Contact Info:
      Marshall L. Core - County Appointee
      Senior Sergeant Queen Evans - Sheriff’s Appointee
      Rowland Horne - Wrecker Licensee Appointee
      Wayne LaFreniere - Wrecker Licensee Appointee
      Sergeant R.D. Wright - State Highway Patrol Appointee
      Deputy David Dowless
      Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office
      Phone: (910) 438-4017

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County Courthouse
117 Dick Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301