Onslow County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jack Bright has resigned from the Board of Commissioners effective December 2, 2022 due to family commitments and current health conditions. Mr. Bright served as a Commissioner in Onslow County for 15 years and as Chairman for 6 years.
County Manager Sharon Griffin says Mr. Bright’s service to Onslow County leaves a lasting impact on the community. “We are so grateful for the dedication Jack Bright has shown as a Commissioner. In his time as a Commissioner, Onslow County has grown significantly, and we have weathered difficult times including Hurricane Florence and the pandemic. Chairman Bright helped lead our efforts in negotiating the funding formula with the Onslow County Board of Education and he has helped develop a closer relationship with our local municipalities. We appreciate his commitment to serving the public and hope he will enjoy more time with his family.”
Under North Carolina General Statute 153A-27.1 (d), the Onslow County Republican Party’s Executive Committee will have 30 days from December 2, 2022 to make a recommendation to the Onslow County Board of Commissioners to fill the resulting vacancy on the Board of Commissioners for the remainder of his term, which ends in December 2024.
The Onslow County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 11 AM for a Regular Meeting at the Onslow County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Chambers. During this meeting there will be an Oath of Office Ceremony for the swearing in of newly elected Commissioners followed by an Organizational Meeting where the Board of Commissioners will elect a new Chairman and Vice Chairman.