We're pleased to introduce the Kill Devil Hills
Board of Commissioners
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Mayor Sheila Davies: Mayor Davies is a dedicated public and community servant. She served the YMCA of South Hampton Roads for nearly 14 years, 7 of which she spent as the inaugural Executive Director of the Outer Banks Family YMCA. In 2007, Mayor Davies left the YMCA to lead Dare County’s Substance Abuse Project, which resulted in opening an outpatient substance abuse treatment clinic, New Horizons, in Nags Head and bringing substance abuse prevention education into all Dare County Schools. In January 2011, Mayor Davies began serving as Project Director with the Albemarle Hospital Foundation where she works with regional hospitals, including the Outer Banks Hospital, to implement psychiatric services using telemedicine.
Mayor Davies serves and/or has served on numerous task forces, committees and boards including the Kill Devil Hills Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Dare Missions of Mercy Free Dental Clinic Partnership, the Outer Banks Family YMCA Board of Directors, the Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse Board of Directors, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks (HCOB) Partnership, and the Dare Literacy Foundation Board of Directors.
Mayor Davies received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology and Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary. She has a Master of Public Administration degree and is currently working on her PhD in Public Policy and Administration. In 2010, Mayor Davies was honored by the NC Public Health Association with the Reynolds Medal of Achievement for her contributions to public health in North Carolina.
Mayor Davies is a devoted wife and mother. She and her husband, Daryl, have two sons and all enjoy the amenities that accompany living in Kill Devil Hills.
Her priorities for the Town of Kill Devil Hills include:
- Protecting the Quality of Life In Kill Devil Hills - Kill Devil Hills’ most recent Land Use Plan states that part of the mission of the Board of Commissioners is to “foster civic pride by enhancing the natural beauty of the area such as: promotion of family values and beach atmosphere and protection and accessibility of natural resources”. This mission is important.
- Ensuring Fiscal Responsibility - keeping expenses as low as possible while retaining high quality services.
- Increasing Citizen Engagement - increasing communication between the town and citizens, televising board meetings, initiating citizen advisory groups, and breaking down technical jargon used in Board of Commissioner meetings into terms that everyone can understand.
- Increasing Transparency in Government - serving and leading the Town in a manner consistent with the American Society for Public Administration’s Code of Ethics (www.aspanet.org), which calls for “recognizing and supporting the public’s right to know the public’s business, involving the citizens in decision making, assisting citizens in their dealings with the government, maintaining truthfulness and honesty, and zealously guarding against conflict of interests or its appearance”.
Commissioner Mike Hogan: "As your representative my goal is to insure the job of governing is in the hands of the people. Decisions that will affect us well into the future have been made without enough emphasis on what we want our Town to be. With your help and input, I would like us to create a long-term vision as official policy and develop a formal strategy with specific goals for implementation. This will enable the citizens to measure the Board’s effectiveness and hold them accountable."
"I'll work hard for you and I will keep you informed. I’m a proven leader with a diverse background and I have the desire, knowledge, experience, and communication skills to do the job and get us on the right track."
Mayor Pro-Tem Hogan was honorably discharged from the US Army in 1968 after two years of service. He attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and later held a management position with UPS for seven years. He spent the next 10 years as a coal miner in Southwestern Pennsylvania. During that time he also represented the United Mineworkers and assisted in labor/management conflict-resolution. After moving to KDH in 1987 Mayor Pro-Tem Hogan worked for 9 years as tackle shop manager at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. He's been self-employed as a photographer for the past 16 years. He has been married to his wife, Sue, for 40 years. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Mayor Pro-Tem Hogan was a member of the KDH Planning Board for 7 years, 6 of those as Chairman. He was a member of the Dare County Library Board for 5 years and Chairman for 4 years. During that same time period he was also a member and Chairman of the Dare County Library Foundation. For 12 years prior to moving to Kill Devil Hills he was a volunteer fireman and EMT.
Transparency: The citizens have the right to know what issues are being discussed by their elected officials before important decisions are made. An informed public equals better government. Together we can make sound decisions that affect the future of our community.
Common Sense: Use sound practical judgment. Do what’s right independent of special interests.
Financial Stability: Put the voters first. Streamline the budget to the best extent possible while maintaining current staff levels. Maintain and improve the level of services provided by the town. Invest in the future and be prepared for both short and long-term needs. Avoid crisis.
Listen-Keep An Open Mind: Pay attention to what the people are saying. Solicit input from the community on a continuing basis. In the most recent KDH Citizens Survey the people expressed their feelings and opinions clearly. The Survey is a valuable tool and when used in conjunction with other information and resources, sensible decisions can be made. In cases where the actions of the Board may differ from the Survey results, it must be made very clear to the public that all factors have been considered and the decision is in the peoples interest.
Commissioner Brandi Rheubottom:
Commissioner Rheubottom moved to the Outer Banks as a child and graduated from Manteo High School. She earned her BSBA in Finance and Accounting from East Carolina University. She has worked with the County of Dare for the past 15 years, and has been the Director of Older Adult Services at the Thomas A. Baum Center for the past 12 years.
Commissioner Rheubottom and her husband, Jeff, have a daughter, Sydney. Keeping Kill Devil Hills a great place to live and raise kids is the motivation that inspired her to run for public office.
Commissioner Rheubottom served on many boards throughout the county and State of North Carolina. She encourages the citizens of Kill Devil Hills to be- come involved, and to communicate ideas and opinions to the Board of Commissioners - to tell the Board "what you want."
Commissioner Bill Pitt:
Commissioner Bill Pitt is a retired naval
officer. Following a thirty-year career in the U.S. Navy, he worked
in logistics and engineering services organizations providing
support to the fleet and NASA's International Space Station.
He and his wife Glenda McRary retired and moved to Kill Devil
Hills in 1994. Kill Devil Hills is the first place Bill has ever lived for
more than a few years, and he considers it to be his hometown.
Since becoming a full-time resident on the Outer Banks, Bill has
served as a member of the first board that organized and built the
Outer Banks Family YMCA, as a Commissioner and Mayor Pro-
Tem on the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners from 1997 to
2005, a member of the Outer Banks Kiwanis Club, on numerous ad hoc
committees in the community working on specific projects, on the boards of Food for Thought, Create the Future, Inc.., and as Chairman of Interfaith Community Outreach. He is a member of the North Beach Rotary Club.
Bill and Glenda are members of Duck Church. Between them they have 5 surviving children, 10 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Commissioner Pitt's education includes degrees in Economics, Electrical Engineering and International Affairs. He is a Certified Professional Logistician.
As a Commissioner, Bill's primary long-term interests continue to be securing and improving the physical and economic infrastructure the people of Kill Devil Hills need to facilitate the continuing success of its residents and visitors. His immediate interests are ensuring that concerns of our citizens are properly and promptly addressed, and in facilitating effective and efficient delivery and management of municipal affairs and services.