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January 2024 Edition

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned to our website calendar as we begin to populate all of our 2024 events

over the coming weeks.

You can currently find upcoming Library events and Council meetings.

Click here for a list of events curated by the

Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority.

You can find Downtown Morehead City, Inc.'s calendar here.

View Morehead City's Online Calendar for January

New Members Join City Council

Two newcomers and one incumbent took their oaths of office to serve on the Morehead City Council at the December 2023 meeting.

Your Morehead City Council is, left to right, councilmen Richard Abell, William Taylor, Lee Anthony Stiles, Mayor Jerry Jones, and councilmen George Ballou and Harvey Walker. You can learn more about your coucilmembers here.

Abell and Stiles now occupy the seats of former councilmembers Diane Warrender and David Horton, who chose not to seek re-election. Their hard work over the years was also recognized at the December meeting.

Mayor Jones Reviews 2023 Highlights

Finance Department Earns Distinguished Budget Award

The Town of Morehead City's Finance Department has earned its first GFOA Distinguished Budget Award for the first time, and on its first attempt. Please join us in congratulating these hardworking employees on this achievement!

According to a press release, the Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that Morehead City received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

The press release states, "The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:

  • a policy document
  • a financial plan
  • an operations guide
  • a communications device

"Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

"There are over 1,700 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA's website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

"Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 22,500 members and the communities they serve."

Parks and Recreation

2024 Memberships Now Available

Registration is open for all memberships through Morehead City Parks and Recreation! These memberships are open to both in-city and out of city residents and give you access to work out rooms, a variety of exercise classes and more.

Memberships run for the calendar year, no matter when they were purchased, so register soon to take full advantage of the benefits as you work toward your New Years goals.

You can learn more about our membership prices, benefits and hours on our website.

Memberships can be purchased in person at our Recreation Center at 1600 Fisher Street, using cash or check only. If you have any questions, call the Parks and Recreation Center at 252-726-5083, visit our website at moreheadcitync.org or drop by for a visit.

Morehead City

Library News

Make it your goal to be more involved with the Morehead City Library this year! Enjoy great books and other materials, take your young children to Preschool Story Time each week, join the Youth Advisory Council and more through our great community library.

On Tuesday, January 9th, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," will be shown as a part of the library's movie series. This will take place at 1 p.m.

You can view the Library's calendar of January events here.

You can learn more about the Library's variety of resources on our website.

MCFD Shares Safety Messaging

If you still have a Christmas tree up in your house or business, Morehead City Fire-EMS would like to remind you to be careful it doesn't catch fire as it dries out.

You can watch MCFD's Holiday Safety message for information on how you can prevent fires related to holiday decorations.

Police Department Conducts

Shop with a Cop

On December 13th, around a dozen area children got to participate in MCPD's Shop with a Cop initiative. Thanks to generous donations from the community, each child had a budget allocated toward items they could purchase for themselves, as well as money to buy holiday gifts for loved ones.

The children were escorted to Walmart in patrol cars with lights and sirens, and each had an officer to shop with them. Once they selected their purchases, additional members of the department wrapped their gifts for family and friends.

Stay tuned for information later this year on how you can support the next round of Shop with a Cop!

Did you catch MCPD's holiday messaging? While the videos may have seemed seasonal, the offered year-round safety tips such as keeping your car and house locked, having packages brought inside as soon as they are delivered to deter theft, and a reminder to not drink and drive.

You can view these videos below:

Now Hiring:

Apply Today

Will this new year mean a new chapter in your career? The Town of Morehead City is now hiring in the following departments:

  • Human Resources
  • Billing and Collections
  • Fire-EMS
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Planning and Inspections
  • Police
  • Public Works

Click the button below to find full details and apply for any of our current openings - both full-time and part-time.

Looking for a great summer job that doesn't include evenings, weekends or Fourth of July week? Consider applying to be a Summer Camp Counselor with Parks and Recreation! Both Junior and Senior positions are available.

Apply Today 

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