Public Works & Solid Waste

Hurricane Clean-up Public Works CrewThe Emerald Isle Public Works Department performs many important functions for the Town of Emerald Isle.  The following are just a few of the services performed by the Public Works staff:  facilities maintenance, fleet maintenance, stormwater systems management, street maintenance, street sign maintenance, public right-of-way mowing, yard waste collection, white goods collection, beach trash collection, and mosquito control.  

Artie Dunn

Public Works Director

Artie is the Public Works Director for the Town of Emerald Isle. He is a native of the area (Bogue).  He has been employed with the Public Works Department since 1991. From 1998 through 2002, he was the Public Works Supervisor. Artie is the Mosquito Control Program Coordinator and has been involved with the Sea Turtle Program in Emerald Isle and also sat on the Town’s Safety Committee.  He married the woman of his dreams, Gina Burch, on May 22nd, 2004. And between them they have 6 children Brandon, Allen, Heather, Julia, Allen and Wesley. The couple has also been blessed with 3 grandchildren. Gina serves as the Assistant Principal at White Oak Elementary. They attend Bethlehem United Methodist Church where he is a member of the choir and sits on several committees. Artie and Gina have settled in Bogue.

Please call Artie Dunn at 252-354-4450 or email if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. 


The Emerald Isle Public Works Department is located directly behind the Emerald Isle Fire Department Station One.