Advisory Board

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A group of 11 citizens serve as an Advisory Board for the Fessenden Center. Board members are appointed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners.

The Advisory Board assesses the services offered at the Fessenden Center and provides guidance on meeting the needs of those who use the facility. The Fessenden Center is a multi-generational facility serving all of Hatteras Island with programs and activities for youth, adults, older adults, and families.

Current members of the Fessenden Center Advisory Board include:

  • Bonnie Williams, Chairperson
  • Danny Couch, Dare County Board of Commissioners
  • Mary Ellen Ballance
  • Laura Fiscus
  • John Griffin
  • Stephen Jennette
  • Virginia "Jinny" McBride
  • Bill Lengyel
  • Jack Painter
  • Sonny Quidley
  • Louise Rossiter

There are separate Advisory Boards for the Dare County Center, and the Fessenden Center. A list of Advisory Board Members is available at the link for each facility.

The Dare County Board of Commissioners welcomes citizen participation on Advisory Boards. This type of grassroots public involvement is the foundation of democracy and a vital part of maintaining Dare County as a quality place to live.

Applications for Advisory Boards are accepted on an on-going basis and considered when a vacancy arises. For more information, contact Rhonda Creef at 252.475.5604 or complete an on-line application.

Fessenden Center Advisory Board Links