Commissioner Pat Sykes (District 3)

Patricia Sykes is a Brunswick County native currently residing in Southport. After graduating from Southport High School, she worked for 32 years in various positions in government agencies: five years in management at the Internal Revenue Service; twenty-five years in various other assignments at the Internal Revenue Service, United States Attorney's Office, Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, and several years in local government at Brunswick County, the Brunswick County School system and the Town of Long Beach (Oak Island) where she also served as a volunteer member of the Rescue Squad/Fire Department. Pat and her husband Clarence had a small welding business for over 25 years, Sykes Portable Welding and Repair and are still members of the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce. They have been married for 46 years, have one son, daughter-in-law and one grandson.

Sworn in December 2020 (third term)

Term Expires in 2024

Professional Position: Retired with 32 years with the Federal Government in various agencies. Five years in management at the Internal Revenue Service; twenty-five years in various other assignments, United States Attorney's Office and Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point.

Local Government: Brunswick County Schools, Brunswick County and Town of Long Beach (now Oak-Island)

Professional Affiliations: Past business Owner of Sykes Portable Welding and Repair for over 25 years.

Boards & Committees

  • Brunswick County Health and Human Services Advisory Board
  • Trillium Health - Southern Regional Advisory Board (2020-2021 Chairwoman)
  • Trillium Health Resources Governing Board Commissioner Representative
  • Grand Strand Transportation Advisory Committee (MPO)
  • North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
    • Health and Human Services
  • National Association of Counties
    • Immigration Reform Task Force
    • Veterans and Military Service Committee

Other & Former Board Associations

  • Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, served as Vice-Chair 2015
  • Department of Social Services Board
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
  • Brunswick County Fire Commission, Vice-Chair
  • Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Board (MPO)
  • Cape Fear Area Rural Planning Organization (RPO)
  • Brunswick County Community College Liaison Committee
  • Brunswick County Republican Party Executive Committee
  • Treasurer for Brunswick County Republican Women
  • Volunteered at Brunswick County Sheriff's Office - 2011
  • Volunteered at Brunswick Senior Resources - 2010
  • Past Chairman of the Southport-Oak Island Boy Scouts Leadership Breakfast Committee
  • Southport Lions Club Member
  • Member, Southport Oak-Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, Children's Church and Vacation Bible School Director
Pat Sykes