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 2008 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 two sons, Sawyer and Brody, and a chocolate lab named Sookie. Josh and his family attend One Harbor Church and enjoy tailgating for Pirate football and spending as much time as possible on the beach.
Emerald Isle Planning Department
7509 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Comprehensive Land Use Plan To Be Formally Considered in January and February 2017 - View Draft Here
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Please also view the Comprehensive Land Use Plan - Summary Presentation - January 18, 2017.
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Beginning June 10, 2015, the Town transitioned to new procedures with regards to making permit application and building inspections. Please view the new permit and inspection procedures.