Advisory Boards and Committees List
ABC Board
- The Dare County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board manages the sale of distilled spirits by promoting excellence in customer service, fiscal responsibility, operational effectiveness, and compliance with laws that govern the sale and use of alcoholic beverages.

Aging Advisory Council
- The Area Agency on Aging is the organization mandated under the provisions of the Older American’s Act of 1965 to work on behalf of older adults and their caregivers in Region R. It is the Agency’s mission to empower senior adults to enhance their quality of life through training, education, mediation, advocacy and coordination of services. The Council advocates on behalf of the senior population in their counties by reviewing and commenting on the laws, policies, actions and programs that affect older adults.

Airport Authority
- The mission of the Dare County Airport Authority is to manage the operation, maintenance and improvement of air services and facilities for the use, convenience, and benefit of the air traveling public.

Albemarle Commission (Regional)
- Initially organized in 1969 under the direction of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Albemarle Commission is sanctioned by the federal government as the lead regional organization for North Carolina’s Region R which includes Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties. The Commission works to address regional needs involving the development and enhancement of regional infrastructure; industrial recruitment business development, labor force development, travel and tourism, community reinvestment /rehabilitation, and health and human services.

Albemarle Hospital Authority
- The Albemarle Hospital Authority Board monitors the lease of Albemarle Hospital to Sentara Healthcare.

Albemarle Region Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.
- The Albemarle Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. (ARCD) is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving the people of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington Counties. The Council assists local governments and community groups in northeast NC with projects that protect land and water resources while promoting economic development.

Board of Equalization and Review
- The Board of Equalization and Review is a local citizen review board that hears property tax appeals from property owners in Dare County. Under North Carolina Law, each county must have an Equalization and Review Board to hear appeals of property values.

College of the Albemarle Board of Trustees
- The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the College. Trustee responsibilities include making legal and financial decisions and approving the organization's mission, strategic goals, and objectives.

Commission for Working Watermen
- The Commission for Working Watermen works to protect and enhance the commercial fishing industry in Dare County. The Commission monitors and advises the Dare County Board of Commissioners regarding pending or proposed laws, rules, regulations, fishery management plans and coastal habitat plans, as they relate to commercial fishing in the county.

Dare County Center Advisory Board
- The Advisory Board works to advise and promote goals and policies to enhance the Dare County Center’s operations and community outreach.

Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District Board
- Provides citizen overview and direction for the Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District. The Board includes both elected officials and members appointed by the current Board.

Dare County Tourism Board
- The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is the lead marketing and promotional agency for The Outer Banks of North Carolina and is funded by one percent of the occupancy tax and one percent of the prepared meals tax collected in Dare County. The Towns and other agencies represented on the Tourism Board submit recommendations for their appointments to the Board of Commissioners for final approval. One County Commissioner serves on the Board and there are two at-large seats for which applications are accepted.

Dare County Waterways Commission
- The mission of this board has evolved to include the responsibility of advising the Dare County Board of Commissioners of the conditions of Oregon Inlet as well as issues regarding the federal funding appropriations to the US Army Corps of Engineers which in turn enable the CORPS to provide for the continual maintenance and stability of Oregon Inlet. The Commission also monitors and recommends necessary action needed for channel conditions related to Oregon Inlet interior channels, county boat ramps, no wake zones and local dredging.

Dare County Youth Council
- A community-based youth volunteer organization comprised of middle and high school aged youth whose mission is to provide wholesome activities, civic projects, and special events for their peers and to serve as the "voice" of youth to local governments on issues of interest to Dare County youth.

East Lake Community Center Board
- Works to operate and maintain the East Lake Community Center for the use and benefit of all the residents of East Lake.

Fessenden Center Advisory Board
- This Advisory Board establishes goals and policies to enhance the Fessenden Center operation and community outreach consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies of Dare County. The overall objective is to develop procedures and operations that improve the quality of life through interaction of all age groups on Hatteras Island.

Game and Wildlife Commission
- As set forth by State General Statute, the Dare County Game and Wildlife Commission issues and renews blind licenses for all Dare County waters, maintains a map and record system defining site locations and licensees, and also hears and reviews all licensing disputes. Click here for more information

Hatteras Community Center Board
- This Board operates and maintains the Hatteras Village Community Center.

Health & Human Services Board
- The Consolidated Health & Human Services Board serves as the policy-making, rule-making, and administrative board for Dare County's Department of Health & Human Services. The Consolidated Human Services Board reviews all applications and submits names of nominees to the Board of Commissioners for approval.

Industrial Bonding Authority
- The Authority issues service revenue bond debt of private businesses for economic development purposes.

Jury Commission
- The Jury Commission consists of three members to certify jurors. One member is appointed by the Senior Regular Resident Superior Court Judge, one by the Clerk of Superior Court, and one by the Board of Commissioners.

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
- As outlined and funded by the the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1998, the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council assumes responsibility for assessing needs, funding community-based alternatives for troubled youth who enter the courts, and supporting prevention programs.

Land Transfer Tax Appeals Board
- This Board meets when a person disputes the amount of tax due stated by the tax collector.

Library Board - Dare
- This Board establishes local policies within those set by the Regional Library Board & oversee the Library Trust Fund budget, and also serve on the Board of the Dare County Library Foundation, a new 501-C3 tax-exempt organization. Board meets quarterly.

Library Board - Regional
- This Board serves as the governing board and sets policy for the six libraries within the East Albemarle Regional Library System. Board is responsible for setting region-wide policies, and approving and reviewing the Regional budget and meets quarterly.

Manns Harbor Community Center Board
- Management and responsibility of upgrading the community building. The community of Manns Harbor have the opportunity to have reunions, parties, etc. at the community center. Board meets quarterly or as needed. Board meets quarterly.

Northeastern Workforce Development Board
- The Area Agency on Aging is the organization mandated under the provisions of the Older American’s Act of 1965 to work on behalf of older adults and their caregivers in Region R. It is the Agency’s mission to empower senior adults to enhance their quality of life through training, education, mediation, advocacy and coordination of services. The Council advocates on behalf of the senior population in their counties by reviewing and commenting on the laws, policies, actions and programs that affect older adults.

Nursing Home Advisory Council
- Nursing Home Advisory Councils were established to maintain the intent of the Nursing Home and Adult Care Home Resident Bill of Rights within nursing homes and adult care homes across the state. The Committee promotes community involvement and cooperation to ensure quality of care for older adults. The Council is responsible for advising the County Commissioners of the general conditions that exist in Dare County’s long term care facilities.

Older Adult Services Advisory Council
- Reviews services provided within Dare County for older adults and advises the Department of Older Adult Services in its efforts to promote, organize, plan and coordinate services and programs for residents of and visitors to Dare County who are 55 years of age and older.

Outer Banks Scenic Byway
- Monthly Meeting

Parks and Recreation Advisory Council
- This Advisory Council reviews and advises Parks and Recreation in its efforts to promote, organize, plan, and coordinate activities and programs for youth and adults in Dare County. Council meets monthly.

Planning Board
- This Board meets to review and recommend action on development plans and issues. Board meets monthly.

Roanoke Island Community Center Board
- Management of community building. They are responsible for upgrading the building when needed. Board meets quarterly.

Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo Community Center Board
- Management and responsibility of upgrading the community building. The community has the opportunity to have reunions, parties, etc. at the community center. Board meets when needed.

Special Motor Vehicle Valuation Review Committee
- This Committee meets to hear appeals of tax payers on the value of the vehicle. Committee meets when needed.

Stumpy Point Community Center Board
- This Board has the responsibility of managing and upgrading the community building. The community has the opportunity to have reunions, parties etc. at the building.

Transportation Advisory Board
- This Advisory Council meets to review and advise Transportation. Council meets monthly.

Veterans Advisory Council
- serves as a liaison with the community in coordinating services and activities benefiting Veterans and their families. Members of the Veterans Advisory Council solicit information and provide updates about community based activities honoring Veterans.

Wanchese Community Center Board
- Management and responsibility of upgrading the community building. The community of Wanchese have the opportunity to have reunions, parties, etc. at the community center. Donations are accepted.

Zoning Board of Adjustment
- This Board meets to hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, or decision of determination made by the Zoning Administrator, which includes interpretation of zoning maps, disputed questions of lot lines, etc. that may arise.