Notice of Special Called Meeting - CANCELED

The Town of Ayden Governing Board will hold a Special Called Meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7p.m. at the Community Building located at 548 Second Street, Ayden, NC 28513.  

The purpose of this meeting is to enter into closed session pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11 (a) (6)  To consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment, or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee; or to hear or investigate a complaint, charge, or grievance by or against an individual public officer or employee. General personnel policy issues may not be considered in a closed session. A public body may not consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, appointment, or removal of a member of the public body or another body and may not consider or fill a vacancy among its own membership except in an open meeting. Final action making an appointment or discharge or removal by a public body having final authority for the appointment or discharge or removal shall be taken in an open meeting.


Notice of Planning Board Vacancy 

The Town of Ayden Governing Board is seeking residents of the town’s ETJ that are interested in serving as a member of 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 Board of Commissioners. 

The Board is responsible for reviewing rezoning applications, conditional use permit applications, subdivision proposals, site development plans and amendments to the town’s Future Land Use Map.  The Board’s efforts help to shape the town’s development related policy and provide the Board of Commissioners with recommendations after a thorough review process. 

The ETJ position is recommended by the Ayden Board of Commissioners and is appointed by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners to fill a three-year term. The Planning Board typically meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the District Courtroom located on the second floor of the Ayden Town Hall.  

Applications must be received by Friday, July 31st to be considered for appointment at the August 10th Board meeting.

Interested applicants must fill out a Pitt County Application as well as a Town of Ayden application. Applications are available at and and also at Ayden Town Hall.  All applications should be delivered to:  Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, 4144 West Avenue.

Please contact Administrative Support Specialist Kimberly Raynor at (252) 481-5828 for additional information regarding the Planning Board.


2019 Town of Ayden Water Quality Report (CCR) available for viewing here.


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 >>