Douglas Brinson, Chairman, Pamlico County
Mr. Brinson joined the board in 2003 having been involved with the formation of the Coastal Environmental Partnership and as a Pamlico County Commissioner. Doug served four terms as a commissioner after having served two terms on the Pamlico County Board of Education. After graduating from Atlantic Christian College with degrees in history and psychology, Doug taught at Sanderson High School in Raleigh. He then went on to become a special agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. After retiring from the SBI he returned to Pamlico County to take over the family farming operation in Arapahoe. Mr. Brinson is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Joe Valinoti, Pamlico County
Mr. Valinoti resides in Oriental, NC , where he retired after 32 years as a small businessman in New Jersey. A former Town Councilman in Highlands, New Jersey, Mr. Valinoti graduated from Rutgers University’s Certified Recycling Coordinator’s Program, which included training in solid waste management. He served as Highland’s recycling coordinator, a position he currently holds for the Town of Oriental. Mr. Valinoti stays busy serving as the Chairman of the Oriental Board of Adjustment and racing sailboats.
Jason Jones, Craven County
Commissioner Jones, a native and lifelong resident of Craven County, was first elected to the Craven County Board of Commissioners in 2006, and served one term. He was elected again in 2014. He is the owner of S & J Farm located in the Asbury community, which produces soybeans, cattle, cotton and corn. Commissioner Jones is active in his church, where he serves as a Deacon, Chairman of the Administrative Board and member of the choir. He also serves on the Rescue 30 Board of Directors and the Craven County Farm Bureau Board.
Joe Fogleman, Craven County
Joe moved to Craven County in 2003 after retiring from R J Reynolds Tobacco Company in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a native of North Carolina and has an engineering degree from NC State University. He enjoys spending time fishing and boating on the Neuse River with his grandchildren.
Gene Foxworth, Carteret County
Mr. Foxworth came to work for Carteret County in May of 2014 and currently serves as the Planning and General Services Director. In this capacity he works directly with the Planning, Inspections, Public Works, and Public Buildings Departments for the County. Prior to this he served as the Planning and Development Director for the Town of Nashville, North Carolina and as a Planner with the Mid-East Commission in Washington, North Carolina. He is a proud graduate of East Carolina University. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, along with hunting and fishing.
John Kirkland, Craven County
Mr. Kirkland is a native of Oil City, PA and a graduate of the local school system. Appointed to the US Coast Guard Academy, he graduated with a BS degree in Marine Engineering. His post graduate assignment was at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he graduated with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He had a successful career spanning thirty years in the Coast Guard serving in operational and engineering assignments. After retirement from the Coast Guard as a Captain he was employed for eleven years by General Dynamics Electric Boat Division as the Division’s Environmental Manager. Mr. Kirkland has been a resident of Town of River Bend for 17 years and presently serving as The Town’s Mayor.
Bobby C. Darden, Executive Director email@example.com
Mr. Darden serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Solid Waste Authority. He has extensive experience in North Carolina local government and solid waste management. His duties are primarily to provide administrative guidance to all facets of the Authority’s activities. He also serves as the Authority’s liaison with counties, municipalities, state agencies and federal agencies.
Miriam Sumner, Finance Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
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David Warmack, Operations Manager email@example.com
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Cindy Farmer, Accounting Technician firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dana Goodwin, Administrative Secretary email@example.com
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Bobbi Waters, Solid Waste Planner/Outreach Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
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