Several of the people Gov. Roy Cooper appointed to boards and commissions, positions announced Monday, reside on the coast.
Cooper appointed Lacey Edwards of Havelock to the Catawba Indian Nation Foundation Board of Directors as an enrolled member of the Catawba Indian Nation. Edwards is a teacher in Havelock.
Virginia Gardner Vinson of Edenton was appointed to the Edenton Historical Commission as a member at-large. Vinson has worked as the director of adult education for the College of Albemarle, director of the commission’s Penelope Barker House, heritage tourism development officer, and executive director of the Chowan Hospital Foundation.
Ahoskie Mayor Weyling J. White was appointed to the North Carolina Forestry Advisory Council as a representative with experience in city and regional planning. White is also a practice administrator for the Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center.
Dr. Janet F. Davidson of Wilmington was appointed to the North Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board as a member at-large. Davidson has been the Cape Fear Museum Historian since 2005. Previously, she was a historian and exhibition curator for the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution.
Jacob Harrison Joplin of Morehead City was appointed as chair to the Underground Damage Prevention Review Board. Joplin is the CEO and general manager of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, where he has worked since 2000. Joplin was serving as vice chair of the board prior to this appointment.