Staff will conduct a series of interviews with elected officials, other staff members and neighborhood leaders to provide insight on the public engagement process, including the best times and locations to hold meetings , contact information for key stakeholder groups that should be involved in the process, and key issues that are likely to be important within the community.

Each stakeholder will be asked:

1. What are the County's strongest assets?

2.  What are the current challenges the County faces?

3.  When should we hold public meetings?

4.  Where should we hold public meetings?

5.  Who are key stakeholders you may know?

6.  Are you aware of any outstanding issues?

7.  Do you maintain any distribution lists that may be helpful to these planning efforts? 

Meeting locations

Guiding principles




May 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Penderlea Homestead Community Building

284 Garden Road

Willard, NC  28478

June 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Cape Fear Community College

Surf City Campus

621 NC HWY 210

Hampstead, NC 28443

June 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Pender County Annex Building
15060 HWY 17
Hampstead, NC  28443

July 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Heide Trask High School
14328 NC HWY 210
Rocky Point, NC  28457

August 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Maple Hill Resource Center

545 Maple Hill School Road

Maple Hill, NC  28454

August 24, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Moores Creek Missionary Baptist Church
40 Patriots Hall Drive
Currie, NC  28435

September 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room

805 S. Walker Street

Burgaw, NC  28425

​*All meeting dates and times are subject to change

Planning areas will be established for the purpose of guiding the comprehensive planning process, identifying goals and objectives, and prioritizing implementation actions at a smaller geographic level.  The geographic boundaries of the six planning areas are roughly coterminous with existing townships.

A meeting will be held in each of the six established planning areas. 



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Pender County BOCC
Pender County Planning Board
Neighborhood Representatives
Business Associates
Business Owners
Real Estate Developers
Public Safety Officials
Anti-Poverty Groups
Health Advocates 
Sports and Recreation Enthusiasts 

Community participation is a critical component of the planning process.  Providing the opportunity for public input encourages citizens to help build the future of their own neighborhoods.   Goals of this process include:

  • Engaging community members in the process
  • Generation of feedback from community members that can be used to inform county
  • Generation of feedback that will guide goal-setting and prioritization within each planning area
  • Identify key project participants and groups to be engaged
  • Identify issues and opportunities within the community
  • Establish goals and objectives of outreach through interviews
  • Identify public engagement
  • Articulate appropriate strategies