Board of Trustees

Regular Meetings

  • 4 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of every other month
  • Main Library/Jacksonville
    58 Doris Avenue East
    Jacksonville, NC 28540

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 

Members (2016-2017)

  • Rachel Waldron, Chairperson and Stump Sound Trustee
    262 Bill Canady Road
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
  • Beth Purcell, Vice-Chairperson and Military Trustee
    25 Burton Place
    Jacksonville, NC 28540
  • Kathleen Dillingham, Secretary and Jacksonville Trustee
    1204 Decatur Road
    Jacksonville, NC 28540
  • Brian H. Jackson, Minority Trustee
    307 Cole Drive
    Jacksonville, NC 28540
  • Brenda Johnson, Swansboro Trustee
    18 Arrowhead Drive
    Hubert, NC 28539

  • Katie Dodge, Richlands Trustee
    102 Gadson Ct
    Richlands, NC 28574
  • Faye R. Waters, Retired Trustee
    104 Warlick Street
    Jacksonville, NC 28540
  • Sonia Martin, At Large Trustee
    202 Grantham Lane
    Jacksonville, NC 28546
  • Sandra Wood, At Large Trustee
    204 Quail Creek Ct
    Hubert, NC 28539
  • White Oak Trustee
    Currently Vacant


The Onslow County Public Library (OCPL) is a department of Onslow County Government. There are ten members of the Library Board of Trustees who are each appointed by the Onslow County Board of Commissioners for three year, staggered terms. There is at least one Board member representing the following townships or constituencies: Jacksonville, Richlands, Swansboro, White Oak, Stump Sound, Military, Retired Persons, and Minorities. There are two At-Large members.

The Board of Trustees serve as advisors of library policy to the commissioners. Bimonthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November in the Main Library Meeting Room.


View the Library Board of Trustees By-Laws (PDF).

Apply for the Board of Trustees

Want to be involved and play an important role in your community? Want to develop a better understanding of county government? Are you interested in being an ambassador for your county library system? Then put your experience and skills to great use, volunteer to be an OCPL Board of Trustee member.

Please note you must be a registered voter in Onslow County in order to be eligible for a vacancy. Print and complete a Citizen Participation Application (PDF) for Onslow County Advisory Boards and Commissions.