Hurricane Matthew Hazard Mitigation Grant-Application Intake

If your home was damaged by Hurricane Matthew and you want to be considered for buyout, elevation, or reconstruction, you will need to go through an application intake process. Representatives from the NC Emergency Management Office will be available at the Pitt County Agricultural Center (403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834) and at the Harvey Building (540 Queen Street, Grifton, NC 28530) on Wednesday March 8 and Thursday, March 9 from 10am-7pm. Be sure to bring with you: Homeowner's insurance information, including policy number; FEMA registration number, along with any information you may have received from FEMA or your insurance company on the amount of damage to your home; an elevation certificate, if available. For more information contact the Pitt County Planning Department at (252) 902-3250.

Planning Board Vacancy

The Town of Ayden Governing Board is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Ayden Planning Board.  The Planning Board is an advisory board that provides recommendations on land use and development related issues and applications to the Town of Ayden’s Governing Board. 

The Planning Board meets monthly on the third Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Ayden Town Hall, 4144 West Avenue, in the second floor board room.

Unless the vacancy is posted as “ETJ” (extra-territorial jurisdiction), you must live within the Town’s corporate limits to serve on a Town Board or Commission.

Applications must be received by Friday, February 24th to be considered for appointment at the March 13th Board meeting.

Click here to print an application. You may also pick up an application at Ayden Town Hall.  All applications should be delivered to Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, 4144 West Avenue; Ayden, NC 28513.


2016 Town of Ayden Water Quality Report (CCR) available for viewing here.


Random Acts of Kindness


The Town of Ayden Governing Board approved the Random Acts of Kindness program at their October 24th board meeting. The purpose of this program is to foster stronger community relations through random acts of kindness. The components of the program are as follows:

*To qualify for the monthly "Random Act of Kindness Award" the name and a brief account of their act of kindness must be submitted by someone other than themselves to the Town Manager in writing.
*The winner will be chosen by a vote of the Board of Commissioners.
*The town will submit a picture and brief bio to local newspaper on the recipient's perspective regarding the improvement of community relations.
*Honoree’s name and deed will be mentioned in the town's monthly newsletter and their picture will be included on our website for one month.
*This will qualify them as a contestant to receive the annual "Random Act of Kindness Award" which will be chosen through Ayden's Board of Commissioners and Chamber of Commerce.
*Ask Ayden-Grifton High School to announce the person's name and deed at our high school ball games. 
To nominate someone for a Random Act of Kindness, fill out the form below and turn it in to the Town Manager's office.  
Nomination Form 

Town of Ayden Featured On National T.V.

The Town of Ayden is proud to announce that it has been featured on national television on The Discovery Channel. The Town appeared on Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw and is recognized as being "One of America's Best Small Communities to Raise a Family."

Ayden officials had previously been contacted by United States Media Television, Inc., a television show production company based in Florida, about being featured in a short documentary about the Town and its charming qualities. The segment featuring the Town appeared on the Discovery Channel on August 2, 2013 and will continue to appear throughout 15 major markets across the southeast and Atlantic of the United States.

Below is the segment featuring the Town of Ayden. It can be viewed via the Town's website or via YouTube. READ MORE >>