Wilmington/NHC Port, Waterway & Beach Commission

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Appointments are made by the City Council to serve an undesignated term.

17 members

  • (5) appointed by City Council


The Port, Waterway & Beach Commission investigates, initiates and supports general water resources development project to include:

  1. Port improvements and growth of the shipping industry;
  2. Beach re-nourishment and conservation; and
  3. Mitigation of declines in water quality.

The Commission studies various projects trying to obtain new and beneficial projects for this area, and maintains an awareness of project effects on the quality of the waters and inter-relations with natural resources.  The Commission has the responsibility of studying and preparing recommendations for the best use of the 3% room occupancy tax funds to be presented for approval.


Meetings are held as necessary, usually at 4:00 p.m. at  the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.


Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
One Estell Lee Place
Wilmington, NC 28401

NHC Staff Liaison

H. Layton Bedsole, Jr.: (910) 798-7104