The Town of Ayden Governing Board will hold a workshop concerning the proposed FY 2017-18 Annual Budget on Monday, May 1, 2017 and Monday May 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the Ayden District Courtroom (4144 West Avenue).

*Citizens requiring special accommodations to attend meetings scheduled for the second floor of the Town Hall should contact the Town Manager’s Office at (252) 481-5826, at least 3 business days prior to the meeting.

We need your help!

The Town of Ayden is updating its economic development strategic plan with support from ElectriCities of N.C., Inc. Creative Economic Development Consulting is facilitating the update to the strategic plan. They designed a survey to capture your input into a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) Analysis and your opinions for the Town of Ayden Economic Development Strategic Plan. The information you provide will remain confidential and will be compiled with all survey responses. We appreciate your participation. Input from stakeholders like you will make the strategic planning process a success.

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The Citizens Police Academy will provide an opportunity for the citizens of Ayden to come together with the Ayden Police Department and explore issues and concerns that exist in the community. We would like to give our citizens a greater knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced within the law enforcement community as well as enhance our department’s ability to serve the community.

The Academy is a six-week program that will begin on Thursday, May 11th, 2017. Classes will be held weekly on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm. The program will utilize lecture, PowerPoint presentations, and hands on experiences. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and persons under 18 years old must have parent consent.

If you are interested in signing up for the Academy, please contact Officer Clark at (252) 481-5834 or

Applications can also be downloaded from the Town of Ayden website or picked up in person at the Police Department.

Application for Citizens Academy

 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 >>