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Commissioner Bennett works as a Realtor/Broker Associate with Century 21 Champion Real Estate and has been an independent businessman in Onslow County for more than 20 years. He previously served in government as a police officer and administrator in the Rocky Mount and Morehead City Police Departments for more than 12 years. Throughout his professional career the one common thread has been service before self. He has always loved helping others. Royce Bennett is now serving in his first term as an Onslow County Commissioner where he was chosen as Vice Chairman of the Board. He serves on the following advisory boards and commissions: Committee of 100, Onslow Civic Affairs, Jacksonville Onslow Area Chamber of Commerce, and Onslow Water and Sewer Authority.
Commissioner Bennett received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Wesleyan College.
He and his wife Karen of more than 30 years reside in Jacksonville. They are the proud parents of two grown children and one very special granddaughter, Noa. They have recently been blessed with an adorable grandson, Gideon Jax. Royce is actively involved with Salvation Army, Jacksonville Rotary, various real estate organizations, and is a deacon at Blue Creek Baptist Church.