The city is under a State of Emergency. City of Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders have also announced a curfew for Wilmington and unincorporated areas of the county, which shall apply to the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from 6/2 until further notice. View the city's proclamation here. View the county's proclamation here.

View Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Coronavirus and Recent Protests/Curfew

View the New Hanover County Health Department Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website

View City-Related Information and Closures Regarding COVID-19

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

Council Appointees

 Term to Expire On:

 Councilmember Kevin Spears  N/A
 Neal Andew  02/28/2023
 Kevin Flowers  02/28/2020
 Jim Hundley  02/28/2023
 Gregg Washington  02/28/2023

NHC Staff Liaison

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