County Commissioners

Board of Commissioners

COMMISSIONERS@MARTINCOUNTYNCGOV.COM
Phone:252-789-4300Fax:
252-789-4309

Physical Address:
305 East Main Street Room 121
Williamston, NC 27892

Mailing Address:
PO Box 668

Wiliamston, NC 27892

Office Hours:
8 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday



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Mission Statement of the Martin County Board of Commissioners

We are an elected group of concerned citizens who love Martin County and provide leadership as an extension of State Government. We strive to effectively and efficiently manage tax dollars and resources and encourage development and job creation by supporting businesses and promoting Martin County.

Meet the Commissioners: UPDATES COMING SOON!

The Martin County Board of Commissioners is the governing body for Martin County Government. The Board consists of five elected officials, three of whom are elected from the eastern district, and two of whom are elected from the western district.

The Board of Commissioners establishes local ordinances, policies and procedures and determines the immediate and long-term goals and objectives of the County.                                                   

ronnie smith(3)Ronnie Smith, Chairman
Western District

9242 US 64 
Robersonville, NC 27871
252-217-3701 (C)
Term Expires 2022

  • Elected in 2002
  • Elected 2nd Vice President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (2017-2018)
  • Elected President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (2020-2021)
  • Chairman of the Martin County Board of Commissioners (2008-2010,  2014-2016, 2020-2022)
  • Vice Chairman of the Martin County Board of Commissioners (2006-2008 & 2012-2014)
  • Holds a BS in Intermediate Education from Fayetteville State University; Double Masters from Webster University, St. Louis, MO in Industrial Management & Human Relations.
  • Retired Air Force Officer
  • Married to Joyce; has three children. 

Commissioner Dempsey Bond, Jr 072718(1)Dempsey Bond, Jr., Vice Chairman
Eastern District

221 Wildcat Rd
Williamston, NC 27892
252-792-3516 (H)
Term Expires  2024

  • Elected in 2012
  • Vice-Chairman of the Martin County Board of Commissioners (2018-2020, 2020-2022)
  • Local Elected Leaders Academy Practitioner, Master & Mentor 
  • Bertie-Martin Regional Jail Commission (Chairman) 
  • Retired as Assistant Transportation Director of  Pitt County Schools
  • Retired from the NC DMV Division of School Bus & Traffic Safety
  • Served as Assistant Principal (1967-1978) at W S Etheridge Elementary School Windsor, NC 
  • Some Present & Past Boards/Committees/Commissions Affiliations:
    • Martin County ABC Board
    • Martin Community College Board of Trustees (2012-2017)
    • Martin County Tourism Development Authority (Chairman 2012)
    • Mid-East Rural Planning Organization (TAC Chairman)
    • Southern Albemarle Association (President 2009)
    • State Employees' Credit Union Advisory Board
    • Pitt Area Transit Authority
    • NC Pupil Transportation Association
    • North Carolina Association of School Administrators (Member #5607)
  • Married to Marykay Walker Bond; has two sons, one daughter, six granddaughters, one grandson, two great granddaughters and one great grandson.

Joe Ayers 082018(1)Joe R. Ayers, Commissioner
Western District 

PO Box 279
Oak City, NC 27857
(252)809-2589  (Cell)
Term Expires 2022

  • Elected in 2014
  • An entrepreneur and private business owner in Agribusiness
  • A 1978 graduate of East Carolina University with a BS degree in Business Administration
  • Some Present & Past Boards/Committees/Commissions Affiliations:
    • Martin County ABC Board
    • Martin County Economic Development Corporation Board
    • Town of Oak City Board of Commissioners for 27 years
  • Lives in Oak City
  • Has four children and two grandchildren

Emily Biggs, Commissioner
Eastern District

1506 W. Main Street
Williamston, NC 27892
(252) 217-2274
Term Expires 2024


David "Skip" Gurganus, Commissioner                                                                                                          
Eastern District

2036 Hollow Pond Road
Williamston, NC 27892
(252) 217-1165
Term Expires 2024



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