Planning & Inspections

Josh Edmondson

Town Planner

Josh has served as the Town Planner since April 2015. He holds a BS in Urban and Regional Planning and a certificate in continuing education in Grant Administration and Public Management from East Carolina University. Josh is a North Carolina Certified Zoning Official through the North Carolina Association of Zoning Officials. He began his work in the local government planning field in 2007 with Edgecombe County before assuming the role of Planning Director for the Town of Tarboro in 2012.

Josh and his wife Lauren moved to Emerald Isle in April 2015 after vacationing here all their lives. They have three sons, Sawyer, Brody and Finn. Josh and his family attend One Harbor Church and enjoy tailgating for Pirate football and spending as much time as possible on their boat and the sandbar.

Emerald Isle Planning Department
7500 Emerald Drive (mailing) 7509 Emerald Drive (physical)
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
252-354-3338 (Phone)



The Planning Board meets on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. (Full listing of Planning Board meetings can be found here). Information on Planning Board members can be found here.

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