Board of Commissioners

Board Members

Deborah F. Brown  Ms. Brown was elected in 2000 – District 1.  She previously served on the Vance County Board of Education for 12 years.  Ms. Brown is the first female and the first African-American female to serve on the Vance County Board of Commissioners.  She is also a realtor.

Contact Information: 2640 Rice Road, Henderson, NC 27537; Home Phone: 252-492-0581; email address:

Dan Brummitt, Vice-Chairman  Mr. Brummitt was elected in 2006 – District 4.  Mr. Brummitt is a local general contractor and real estate broker.  He is actively involved in his community and volunteers with civic and school organizations.

Contact Information: 259 Doctor Finch Road, Henderson, NC 27537; Mobile Phone: 252-432-4774; email address:

Terry E. Garrison  Mr. Garrison was elected in 1988 – District 6.  Mr. Garrison has served as President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and a as member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Counties.  He is the owner of TeGarris Realty.

Contact Information:  PO Box 551, Henderson, NC  27536; Office Phone: 252-438-6363; email address:

Thomas S. Hester, Jr.  Mr. Hester was elected in 2010 – District 7.  He presently owns a Residential/Commercial Rental/Sales Office – Prim Residential Rentals, Inc.

Contact Information:  857 S. Beckford Drive, Suite A, Henderson, NC 27536; Office Phone: 252-738-9771;  e-mail address:

Archie B. Taylor, Jr.  Mr. Taylor was elected in 2012 – District 2.  He is a retired military officer and retired businessman who teaches part time at the Vance Granville Community College.

Contact Information: PO Box 2630, Henderson, NC 27536; Home Phone: 252-438-7819; Mobile Phone: 252-432-9366; email address:

Gordon Wilder, Chairman  Mr. Wilder was elected in 2010 – District 3. He retired from Vance County Schools in 2002 and from Quality Equipment, Inc. in 2010. He is currently self-employed in a service and repair business and is active in civic and church activities.

Contact Information: 6086 NC 39 South, Henderson, NC 27537; Mobile Phone: 252-432-2441; email address:

Leo Kelly, Jr.  Mr. Kelly was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in November 2015 – District 5.  He retired from Vance Granville Community College where he served as Dean of Continuing Education.  He serves as President of the Community Relations Council for Kittrell Job Corps and Financial Secretary for his church, Cotton Memorial Presbyterian.  He works as a Customer Associate for Lowes Home Improvement Store.

Contact Information: 1214 Alpha Road, Henderson, NC 27536; Home Phone: 252-492-0475; Mobile Phone: 252-767-7957; email address:

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