Town of Ayden - Board Vacancies

The Town of Ayden Governing Board is seeking to fill two vacancies on the Ayden Library Board.  The Library Board advises the Ayden Governing Board on all matters related to the Library’s operations.  It meets quarterly at the Library (451 Second Street).

The Town of Ayden Governing Board is seeking to fill three vacancies 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, November 3rd  to be considered for appointment at the November 14th Board meeting.

Applications are available at Ayden Town Hall or by calling Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, at (252) 481-5826.  All applications should be delivered to:  Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, 4144 West Avenue, Ayden, NC 28513.

NOTICE - Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization;

Request for Comments
The Greenville MPO invites you to provide comment and feedback on criteria that will be used to determine transportation priorities. This criteria will help determine priorities for roadways, greenway, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit, aviation and rail projects. Quantitative and qualitative measures will be used to prioritize projects.

The draft criteria is available on the MPO home page under the Public Works Department of the City of Greenville’s web site (

The draft criteria is also available for review at the Greenville Public Works Facility, 1500 Beatty Street. Written comments will be accepted for 30 calendar days beginning October 2, 2017. 

Comments may be mailed to: The Greenville Urban Area MPO, 1500 Beatty Street, Greenville, NC 27834; faxed to (252) 329-4535; or e-mailed to Mr. Ryan Purtle, Transportation Planner at

You will have an opportunity provide comments in person at the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) meeting on October 18, 2017 and the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting on November 8, 2017. Both meetings are held at 1:30 pm in Room 337 of Greenville City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St.  Any comments received will be reviewed by the TCC/TAC committees.

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

FY 2017-2018 Budget

Click here to view a copy of the budget for the FY 2017-2018 adopted by the Ayden Governing Board on June 12, 2017.


 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 >>