Commissioner Bio

Jimmy Keefe

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
District 2
Term Expiration:
December 2024

Jimmy Keefe was elected to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners as a District 2 representative in 2008, 2012 and 2016 and was re-elected in 2020 for a four-year term. His current term expires in 2024.  He served as chairman of the Board of Commissioners in 2013, after serving one term as vice chairman in 2012. 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, the Arts Council and also liaison to 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.

Mr. Keefe has also served four years as the County Fire Commissioner as the liaison to the county Volunteer Fire Departments and the Cumberland County Fire Chiefs Association. During his tenure, Cumberland County purchased a new E911 Center which will open in 2022 and in partnership with Fayetteville Technical Community College will open a state-of-the-art Fire and Emergency Training Center in 2022.

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, Mr. 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. Since returning to Fayetteville after his military service, 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. He is also blessed to have one grandchild, Charleston Rae.

Contact Us

117 Dick Street
Room 561
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone: 910-678-7771
Fax: 910-678-7770

Chairman: Charles Evans

Clerk to the Board:
Candice White            Email

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302-1829