All of us at the Town of Emerald Isle understand and recognize what a special place Emerald Isle is, and we all work very hard to make it even better! We strive to continually improve our services, infrastructure, and amenities to promote the highest possible quality of life for our residents, and to position Emerald Isle as a premier tourism, retirement, and second-home destination.
The Town's efforts are guided by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners' policies and directives, and these policies and directives are ultimately rooted in the entire community's needs, desires, and goals. The Town relies on input from many sources to address community concerns and move the Town forward, while also adhering to several basic principles that are outlined in two documents that summarize the Town's overall approach: 1) the Town's vision statement outlined in the 2004 CAMA Land Use Plan - located at http://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/Data/Sites/1/media/pdfs/vision-statement---2004-cama-land-use-plan-2.pdf , and 2) the attached memo outlining the Town's "fundamental focus" - located at http://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/Data/Sites/1/media/pdfs/fundamental-focus.pdf . If you are a long-time Emerald Isle resident, property owner, or visitor, we hope that you've observed the implementation of these principles over the years. If you are relatively new to Emerald Isle, we hope that sharing these documents with you will provide a better understanding of exactly what the Town of Emerald Isle is all about, and that we will be able to enrich your experience in Emerald Isle.
From time to time it's important for all of us to pause and reflect on just how incredibly fortunate we are to be in Emerald Isle. We could not ask for a more beautiful natural environment, the community of people in Emerald Isle is outstanding, and collectively we are blessed with relative wealth and good fortune. Although our problems and concerns are certainly valid, and our challenges may at times seem significant, it is important to remember just how fortunate we all are compared to many communities in North Carolina, the United States, and the world. We are all truly blessed to be able to enjoy Emerald Isle!