Mayor of Morehead City

Mayor’s Welcome

A most cordial welcome to Morehead City the gem of the Crystal Coast of North Carolina! Morehead City, the largest town in Carteret County, is located on the coast of North Carolina, enjoys a temperate climate and has ready access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!

On behalf of our Council, it is a pleasure to extend to you an invitation to visit us to explore our various museums and historic sites, to shop and dine on the Morehead City Waterfront and to relax and enjoy our many public beach accesses, parks and recreation facilities. We are also home to the Morehead Marlins, a collegiate wooden bat baseball team located at Big Rock Stadium at O’Neal Field and the largest free public fishing pier and boat launching facility in our area. All our citizens enjoy coastal living at its finest every day of the year. We are very proud of Morehead City and all that it has to offer.

One of our best assets is our people! We have many educated, dedicated, concerned and talented individuals willing to give of their time for the betterment of our community. They are the special people who make up our boards and commissions which serve as the life blood of any successful community. It has been said that the success of a community can be directly gauged by the quality and quantity of its volunteers. That being said, Morehead City is alive and well!

Mayor Gerald A. “Jerry” Jones, Jr.

Gerald A. “Jerry” Jones, Jr. was elected Mayor of Morehead City in November 1999 after serving a four year term as a Councilman.  Mayor Jones is currently in his 9th  2-year term.  He is a native of Morehead City and is President and owner of G.A. Jones Construction Company.  In addition to being Mayor, he served as the President of the North Carolina League of Municipalities in 2009/2010 and currently serves on numerous civic organizations and boards.  As Mayor he is the chief elected official of the City.

The Mayor presides at all meetings of the Council. The Mayor is not allowed to make motions nor does the Mayor cast a vote except to break a tie concerning matters before the Council. The Mayor has an office at the Municipal Building; located at 202 S. 8th Street, where he maintains limited office hours.

To contact the Mayor’s office, call (252)-726-6848 Extension 139. Information can be faxed to (252)-222-3082 or sent by e-mail to


Mayor’s Call for Volunteers | Town of Morehead City

If you have a desire to take an active part in planning Morehead City’s future, here is an opportunity to be considered as a Council appointee on a voluntary basis to one of the Boards or Committees in City Government:

You can call (252) 726-6848, Extension 139, e-mail or print an application here for mailing.

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Mail to Mayor’s Office: 202 S. 8th Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

  • Town Council [Meets monthly on second Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.]
  • Planning Board [Meets monthly on third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.]
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment [Meets monthly on fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m.]