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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 10:00 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

Bryan Singleton

B. Allen Smith

Matthew Solomon

Kin Watlington

William B. Vernon

Tim Yarbrough (ex-officio)

Agricultural Advisory

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 Planning Department Conference Room



Nikki S. Turner, Chair

Stephen Barmann, Vice Chair

John Claggett

Ray Shaffner

Jimmy Cole

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.



Mel O. Battle, Chairman

Vennie Beggarly, Vice-Chairperson

Gladys Garland

Trudy Blackwell

Nicole Smith

Tracy Stanley

Joel Lillard

Dr. Douglas Barker, Interim 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

Dora Ward

Elwood Dodson

David Hester

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

Howard Holderness Jr.

Amanda Everett

Dr. Scott Spillmann

Adam Evans

Michael Komondy

Alexia K. Watlington

Michelle Gaskins

Jessica "Michelle" King-Stamps

Patricia Price Lea

Commissioner John Dickerson


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

Marilyn Corbett

Barbara Ann Jefferies

Cynthia Perkins

Gwendolyn Lunsford

Ethel Gwynn, 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

Town of Yanceyville Representative

Town of Milton Representative

Commissioner Frank Rose

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

Scott Meszaros, 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. – Co-Square



Brandi C. Mathis, Chairman

Jamie Henderson

Jerry W. Sykes 

David Owen

Terry Harrelson

Vennie Beggarly

Donna G. Maskill

Kenneth Boles

Scott Meszaros, County Manager (ex-officio)

Charlie King, Lake Warden (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 Co-Square.



Jamie Henderson

Bradley Taylor

Steve Harris

Kelsey Langley

Justin Mathis, Wildlife Officer (ex-officio)

Commissioner John Dickerson

Scott Meszaros, County Manager

Commissioner Finch Holt(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. – Gunn Memorial Library.



Gwen Vaughn

Jennifer O'Briant, Caswell County Schools

Racquel Hughes, DSS, Chair



Laura Sharp, VAYA Health, Mental Health designee 

Sheriff designee

District Attorney designee

Arneisha Crossen, Court Counselor, Health designee

Commissioner Finch Holt (Ex-officio)

Jennifer Eastwood, Local Health Director

Rose Farmer

Cynthia Claiborne

Shana L. Mebane

Sylvia Banks

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 in the Library meeting room.



Finch Holt - 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 Finch Holt (ex-officio) 

Scott Meszaros, 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.



Ron Richmond - Chairman

Jason Daniel - Vice-Chairman

Antonio W. Foster

Sam Butler

Scott Oakley

Russell Lynn Lunsford

Stephen Harris

Stephen Thompson

Commissioner Tim Yarbrough (ex-officio)

Scott Meszaros, County Manager (ex-officio)

Environmental Health Specialist (ex-officio)

Chief Building Inspector (ex-officio)

Jason Watlington, County Planner (ex-officio)

Regional Economic Development Commission


Serves as the Caswell County Regional Economic Development Commission.



Meets 2nd Monday of each mo. 1:00 PM - Yanceyville Town Hall 



Caswell County Representatives

Dr. Elin Claggett

Finch Holt

Amanda Hodges

Scott Meszaros, County Manager


Town of Yanceyville Representatives

Alvin Foster, Chairman

Ruby Graves


Kamara Barnett, Town Manager


Town of Milton Representatives

Shirley Cadmus


Shirley Wilson

Dr. Pamela Senegal, PCC President


Tony Smith, Economic Developer


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



Betty Blackwell  

Cynthia Claiborne

Ethel Gwynn

Sherry Holt

Brenda Long

Yolanda Simpson

Alexia K. Watlington

Laura Prichardo

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

Bonnie Byrd

Dorothy McCain 

Ethel Gwynn

Rick McVey

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


To promote the growth of tourism.


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



Imtiaz Ammed

Rebecca Page

Mindy Stinner

Angela Daniel-Upchurch 

Kamara Barnett

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 Tim Yarbrough

Cindy Troxler, Senior Services

Edna Brown, Piedmont Community College

Brenda Day

Melissa Williamson, CATS Director

County Manager (ex-officio)

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