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ABC Board


Oversee operations of ABC System and carry out the ABC laws.  Adopt rules for ABC System subject to the approval of the ABC Commission.  Hire/fire ABC employees.  Advise Administrator. ( 3 year terms)



3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. – ABC Office



Tony Mitchell, Chairman

Graham Dailey 

Jon A. Crispin

C. Keith Tatum

Wayne Barker

Agricultural Advisory Committee


To promote agricultural values and general welfare of the county.  Specifically, increase identity and pride in the agricultural community and its way of life; encourage the economic and financial health of agriculture; and increase protection from non-farm development and other negative impacts on properly managed farms. 

Committee Duties include:

  • Review and approve applications for qualified farmland and voluntary agricultural districts and make recommendations concerning the establishment and modification of agricultural district;

  • Conduct public hearings;

  • Advise the Board of Commissioners on projects, programs or issues affecting the agricultural economy or activities within the county that will affect agricultural districts;

  • Review and make recommendations concerning proposed amendments to this ordinance;

  • Study additional methods of farmland preservation and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners; and

  • Perform other agricultural related tasks or duties assigned by the Board of Commissioners.



Meets 3rd Thursday of the third month of each quarter at 7:00 p.m. at the Planning Department office.



Lucas Bernard - Chairman

Elizabeth Mason - Vice Chair

C. Hester Vernon 

David Byrd

Tony Kirby

Emily Buchanan

Kin Watlington

Matthew Hoagland (ex-officio)

Steve Oestreicher (ex-officio)


Board of Adjustment


Quasi-judicial decisions:  Hears zoning appeals, variances, special and conditional use permits.



Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month if needed at 2:00 p.m. at the Gunn Memorial Library



Tim Yarbrough, Chairman

Nikki S. Turner, Vice Chair

Stephen Barmann

John Claggett

Ray Shaffner

Board of Adjustment

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Board of Education




Meets 2nd and 4th Mon each month at 6:30 p.m. – Bartlett Yancey Admin. Bldg.



Wayne Owen, Chairman

Gladys Garland, Vice-Chairperson

Mel O. Battle

Vennie Beggarly

Trudy Blackwell

Donna Hudson

Tracy Stanley


Dr. Sandra Carter, Schools Superintendent


Board of Elections


Maintain current and accurate voter files, voter registration, educate the voting public, providing the best possible services and conduct efficient, fair, honest and impartial elections.



Normally the Third Tuesday of Each Month 5:30 pm at the Board of Elections office (Unless otherwise posted)



Larry Cowan, Chair

Yvonne Saul, Secretary

Crystal King

Dora Ward

Board of Health


Serves as the policy-making, rule-making, and adjudicatory body for the County Health Department.  Has the responsibility to protect and promote the public health and adopts rules necessary for that purpose.  11 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners according to categories (General Public, Physician, Dentist, Optometrist, Veterinarian, Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, County Commissioner, Professional Engineer).  Appoints a local Health Director.  (3 year terms).



Meets 4th Tuesday of each month except August & December at 6:30 p.m. – Health Dept.



Shannon Moretz, Chair

Vacant, Veterinarian 

Dr. Scott Spillmann

Adam Evans

Carol Komondy

Amanda Everett

Michelle Gaskins

Jessica "Michelle" King-Stamps

Patricia Price Lea

Commissioner Nate Hall


Caswell County Adult Advisory Council


To improve the quality of life of senior adults in Caswell County by advocating for their needs through planning, promoting participation, and providing a comprehensive, integrated network of services.


Meets 4th Tuesday of each quarter - 10:00 a.m. - Senior Center



Sylvia Banks, Chair

Annie R. Lea, Vice Chair

Kaye Cobb

Carolyn Aldridge

Marilyn Corbett

Jean Vernon

Brenda Long

Barbara Ann Jefferies

Sharon Hicks

Nathaniel Hall, Commissioner

E-911 Board


To set policies, procedures, and funding guidelines.  Appropriate 911 monies in accordance with NCGS 62A-12.



Meets as needed. (No term limits).  All positions are Mandated.



Vernon Massengill, Fire Marshall, Chairman

Barry Lynch, EMS Director

Sheriff Tony Durden

Brian Massey, Town of Yanceyville

Cynthia Royster, Town of Milton

Commissioner William E. Carter

Clayton W. Myers, At-Large (Appointed by Commissioners)

Bryan Miller, County Manager (ex-officio)

Jennifer Hammock, Finance Director (ex-officio)

Kenneth Everett, E-911 Director (ex-officio)

Yanceyville Postmaster (ex-officio)

Farmer Lake Board


To work with the Recreation Director and Farmer Lake Warden to plan and promote recreational activities and opportunities on Farmer Lake for the citizens of Caswell County.  (4 year term).



Meets 1st Thursday of each quarterly at 6:00 p.m. – Historic Courthouse



Brandi C. Mathis, Chairman

Jamie Henderson

Jerry W. Sykes 

Steve Eaton

Terry Harrelson

Vennie Beggarly

Donna G. Maskill

Kenneth Travis

Commissioner Rick McVey

Bryan Miller (ex-officio)

Charlie King (ex-officio)

Heritage And Cultural Preservation Committee


From time to time, requests may be received from individuals and organizations for permission to place commemorative objects such as monuments, memorials, or artwork on County facilities or property or public easements on private property.  The purpose of this policy is to provide the Caswell County Board of Commissioners, County staff and the general public with a process and guidelines for consideration of such requests.



Meets the 4th Thursday in March and September or as needed.



Sue U. Seamon-Rusciano, Caswell County Arts Council 

Sandra Aldridge, Caswell County Historical Association

Selena Thornton, Caswell County Chamber of Commerce

Vacant, Caswell County Horticulture Club


Robert Neal

Donna G. Maskill

Kenneth Underwood

Bruce Clayton

Bryan Miller (ex-officio)

Hunting & Wildlife Advisory Committee


The purpose of the Caswell County Hunting & Wildlife Committee shall be to consider issues referred to it by the Caswell County Board of Commissioners or County Manager and make suggestions for possible local regulation and programs as well as statewide or local legislative changes to be requested from the North Carolina General Assembly.  In making its recommendations, the committee shall seek to promote safe and sensible hunting practices, enhance the enjoyment and economic opportunity of outdoor hunting sports and focus public attention and energies on wildlife preservation efforts in Caswell County.  This committee shall take into consideration and attempt to harmonize in a practical way the range of competing views and interests among Caswell County citizens and balance various hunting perspectives with landowner interests, wildlife conservation needs, public safety concerns, existing regulatory requirements and the public interest.



Meets 2nd Tuesday of each quarter at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse.



Jamie Henderson

Bradley Taylor

Steve Harris

Frank Rose, Jr.

Justin Mathis, Wildlife Officer (ex-officio)

Commissioner John Dickerson

Bryan Miller, County Manager

Commissioner David Owen (alternate)

Jury Commission


To review the statutorily required lists (DMV, Voter Registration) to compose a two year list of jurors for service.  3 members: 1 appointed by Board of Commissioners, 1 member appointed by the Resident Superior Court Judge and 1 member appointed by the Clerk of Superior Court.  Appointees must be qualified voters of Caswell County.  (2 year terms)



Meets as needed every two years.



Ethel Fuller 

Lynn Massey 

Dianne Moorefield

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council


To provide alternatives to youth offenders in lieu of being assigned to detention facilities. 



Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. – E-911 Center.



Gwen Vaughn

Lori Daniel, Caswell County Schools

Racquel Hughes, DSS, Chair



Stephanie Jones, Cardinal Innovations

Lt. Michael Adkins, Sheriff designee

Hugh Willaford, District Attorney designee

David Carter, Court Counselor, Health designee

Commissioner David Owen (Ex-officio)

Dr. Aline Kent

Rose Farmer

Cynthia Claiborne

Shana L. Mebane

Dustin Gantos

Shannon Moretz

Brenda Day

Aisha Gwynn

Lisa Anderson, DSS Representative

Library Advisory Board


The Library Advisory Board is appointed by the Caswell Board of County Commissioners to serve as a liaison between the library and its citizens. The board advises the library director and staff in matters related to the library and its services. In addition, the Advisory Board works to represent the library for all the citizens of the community and provide services that promote learning, creativity, personal and professional development as well as serving recreational needs. The Library Advisory Board further purposes to support the library staff in developing specific programs tailored for young children, youth and adults. The Advisory Board is made up of seven county residents who will serve a three year term and meet on a quarterly basis.



The Library Board meets quarterly on the 3rd Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Library meeting room.



Sherry Stanfield-Oakley - Chair

Cynthia Claiborne - Vice-Chair

Kim Eaton

Virginia Hodges

Mark Hughes

Barbara Owen

Betsy Watlington

Bill Carter - Liaison to County Commissioners


Local Emergency Planning Committee


This Committee is a requirement of Sara Title III legislation.  To address the hazardous materials and community right-to-know.



Meets when needed.



Barry Lynch, Emergency Services

Sheriff Tony Durden

Vernon Massengill, Fire Marshall

Jennifer Eastwood, Health Director

School Superintendent

Representative, Caswell Messenger 

Shirley Deal, Community Representative

Kenneth Everett, E-911 Director

Commissioner William Carter (ex-officio) 

Bryan Miller, County Manager

Person-Caswell Lake Authority


To control development and maintain the recreational potential of Hyco Lake.



Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. –Hyco Lake Marina



Josh Atwater, Chairman

Barry Joyce


Planning Board


The responsibility of the Planning Board is to administer and interpret ordinances.


It shall be the duty of the Planning Board, in general:

  • To prepare and from time to time amend and review a comprehensive and coordinated plan for the physical development of the area.

  • To establish principles and policies for guiding action in the development of the area.

  • To prepare and recommend to the Board of Commissioners ordinances promoting orderly development of the county’s land use.

  • To determine whether specific proposed development conforms to the principles and requirements of the Land Use Plan for the growth and improvement of the area.

  • To keep the Board of Commissioners and the general public informed and advised as to these matters.

  • To perform any other duties which may lawfully be assigned to it.


This Board hears and decides:

  • Petitions to Amend County/Zoning Ordinances

  • Petitions to Amend Zoning District maps

  • Special and Conditional Use Applications

  • Plats and/or Subdivision

  • Citizens' Concerns and Inputs



Meets 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Gunn Memorial Public Library.



W. Russell Johnston - Chairman

C. Michael Poteat - Vice-Chairman

Antonio W. Foster

Ron W. Richmond

Scott Oakley

Jason Daniel

Don Swann

Stephen Harris

Commissioner Steve Oestreicher (ex-officio)

County Manager (ex-officio)

Environmental Health Specialist (ex-officio)

Chief Building Inspector (ex-officio)

County Planner (ex-officio)

Recreation Commission


To work with the Recreation Director to plan and promote recreational activities and opportunities for the citizens of Caswell County.



Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each quarter (February, May, August, November) at 6:30 p.m. – Rec. Department Gym



Eddie DeLuca, Chair 

Natashia Wiley, Secretary

Stephen Harrelson, Jr.

Commissioner Rick McVey (ex-officio)

Rickey Blackstock, Parks & Recreation (ex-officio)

Bryan Miller, County Manager (ex-officio)

Kamara Barnett, Town Manager (ex-officio)

Odessa Gwynn, ex-officio & liaison/representing Yanceyville Town Council

Regional Economic Development Commission


Serves as the Caswell County Regional Economic Development Commission.



Meets 2nd Monday of each mo. 1:00 PM - Historic Courthouse, Milton, Yanceyville (Rotating Schedule)



Caswell County Representatives

Shirley Deal

Rick McVey

Amanda Hodges

Bryan Miller, County Manager


Town of Yanceyville Representatives

Alvin Foster, Chairman

Ruby Graves

Anthony Smith

Kamara Barnett, Town Manager


Town of Milton Representatives


Cathia Stewart

Shirley Wilson


Cori Lindsay, Economic Developer

Dr. Pamela Senegal, PCC President


Senior Center Advisory Committee


The Advisory Committee provides input regarding the overall operation of the Senior Center. In support of the mission, the committee raises funds to be used at their discretion to provide needed equipment or services not currently funded.



3rd Monday of each month, at 9:00 am at the Senior Center



Edith Gentry, Chairperson

Rachel Smith, Secretary          

Cynthia Claiborne

Jean Vernon


Betty Blackwell

Paulette Carter-Tate

Brenda Long

Lou Ann Reaves

Social Services Board


To appoint County Director of Social Services.  To advise County authorities in developing policies and plans to improve the social conditions of the community.  To consult with the DSS Director about problems relating to the office and to assist in planning budgets for the County Department of Social Services.  To transmit or present the budgets of the Department of Social Services for public assistance, social services, and administration to the Board of Commissioners.  To have such other duties and responsibilities as the General Assembly, Department of Human Resources, Social Services Commission, and Board of County Commissioners may assign to it.



Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. – DSS Conference Room



Jeremiah Jefferies, Chairman

David Shatterly

Patricia Thompson 

Ethel Gwynn

David Owen

Soil & Water District Board




2nd  Monday of each Month 7pm Apr - Nov   5:00 pm Dec - Mar



William (Billy) Boaz - Chairman

Lynn Massey - Vice-Chairman

Joan Slade - Secretary-Treasurer

Amanda Hancock

Dennis Simmons

Tourism Development Authority



Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at CoSquare



Imtiaz Ammed, Vice Chair (Executive Inn Yanceyville)

Karen Oestreicher (Caswell County Historical Association)

Mindy Stinner, Secretary (Conservators Center)

Rebecca Page, AirBNB

Transportation Advisory Board


To evaluate present and potential transportation ridership and other aspects of transportation for the elderly, handicapped, and other eligible and/or needy people.



Meets 4th Friday of each quarter at 9:00 a.m. – CATS Building



Jeannine Everidge, Chairman

Sandra Hudspeth, Caswell Partnership for Children 

Tonya Breedlove-Moye, DSS 

Michelle Waddell, DSS 

Dianne Moorefield, DSS Director 

Commissioner Steve Oestreicher

Cindy Troxler, Senior Services

Edna Brown, Piedmont Community College

Brenda Day

Melissa Williamson, CATS Director

Bryan Miller, County Manager (ex-officio)