Notice of Governing Board Special Meeting

The Town of Ayden Governing Board will have a special meeting on Monday, February 25th, at 7pm, on the 2nd Floor of the Ayden Town Hall, located at 4144 West Avenue, Ayden, NC. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Workshop and for Board consideration of an Application for Rural Housing Recovery Infrastructure Grant for Arbor’s Park Apartments, Ayden, NC.

We want to hear from you! The Town of Ayden is updating its Land Use Plan and wants to hear from you about your vision for the future of Ayden.  What are your biggest concerns and ideas about land use, economic development, transportation and recreation? Please take the survey and find out more at and save the date for the evening of March 21st for our first public meeting. More info soon!  

Ayden would like your input!

The Neuse River Basin Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is being updated and your participation is valuable. A Public Input Meeting on the Neuse River Basin Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan will be conducted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 6:00 PM, at the Woodmen Center, 2602 W. Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC.    

Please take a few moments to complete a brief survey regarding the community’s mitigation efforts.  The survey is available online through the following link:  Thank you for your participation!

Information regarding the overall planning process is available at

FY 2018-19 Budget
Manager's Budget Message 

Ayden Police Department's Elderly Watch Program

The Ayden Police Department along with the Ayden Community Policing Council care about our seniors and are bringing back our Elderly Watch Program. This program consists of volunteers from the Community Policing Council calling participants to check on them. Calls will be made between the hours of 10am and 4pm daily. This program is free of charge to seniors in our community. If you or a family member are interested in participating in this program, please fill out an application so that you can be added to the list. Applications can be downloaded below or picked up in person at the Ayden Police Department, 4144 West Avenue, Ayden, NC. All applications should be turned in to Officer Clark. For more information or questions, contact Officer Clark at (252) 481-5834. 

Elderly Watch Application

2017 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 >>