Assistant Village Manager
(910) 457-9700 ext. 1003
Jeff Griffin was hired as Assistant Village Manager and Shoreline Protection Officer in 2016. Jeff started his career in public service working for Forsyth County in 1992. During that period he served in various capacities including a paramedic, critical care paramedic, and training officer. In 2004, Jeff received a professional certificate for “Community Preparedness and Disaster Management” from the University of North Carolina. In December of 2015, Jeff received a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Appalachian State University. During Jeff’s master’s capstone, he studied the impact of beach nourishment projects along the coast of North Carolina. In 2015, Jeff was selected as a Forsyth County Management Fellow, which provided the opportunity to work with the County Manager on special land-use projects.
Mr. Griffin oversees the Village functions of Public Works, Development Services, Contractor Services, and the post office and coordinates, develops and implements long-range and short-range shoreline protection strategies for the island. He manages a variety of construction and beach nourishment projects; identifies trends and issues, maintains records and works with a variety of government and public officials on shoreline protection efforts. He also develops and administers the budget for shoreline protection activities; coordinates and develops communication between various island agencies and the pubic, analyzing source materials; produces a variety of reports and publications, and advises the Village Council and Manager on related issues. His work also involves construction project management for projects related to stormwater, roads, vegetation management, and other Village infrastructure.