History, Charm and Southern Hospitality
The Governing Body of the Village of Pinehurst consists of a five-member council that includes a directly elected Mayor. Elections are held in odd years, with two council members elected to four (4) year terms in one cycle, while the mayor and the other two council members are elected in the next cycle. Persons interested in running for a seat on the Village Council should consult the Moore County Board of Elections.
The Council provides overall policy guidance for all municipal operations. To affect this, the Council considers and adopts local ordinances and resolutions to provide for the health, safety and overall quality of life for the citizens of Pinehurst. The Council determines the level of service the Village will provide to its citizens. The governing body of the Village makes appointments to various volunteer boards and commissions that act in an advisory and quasi-judicial role for the Village. The Council also selects and contracts with the Village Manager and Village Attorney for services. All Council actions are made with the primary goals of preservation of the quiet, tranquil and unusually attractive village atmosphere and retaining and enhancing the quality of life for its present and future residents and their visitors.
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Nancy Roy Fiorillo was born in Massachusetts but has lived in the South for over 40 years. A resident of Pinehurst for 15 years, Fiorillo retired in 2005 from a 21 year career in North Carolina State and Local Government.
During her career, she held positions as Emergency Medical Services Planner with the Mid-Carolina Council of Governments, Community Planner for the NC Department of Commerce, Planning Director for Moore County as well as Director of Planning and Inspections for Cumberland County. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from NC State University. Fiorillo taught as an adjunct professor in the Political Science Department at Methodist University from 1995 – 1997, and earned the National Certification in Planning (AICP) in 1999.
Since her retirement she has served on the Board of Directors of the Pinehurst Civic Group, was a member of the Small Area “A” Planning Committee and Chaired the Moore County Planning Board. She is a member of the St. Joseph of the Pines Guild and both the Moore Republican Women’s and Men’s Clubs. Fiorillo currently serves on the Planning and Environment Legislative Committee of the NC League of Municipalities and is a graduate of the Moore County Leadership Institute and a member of the Village Chapel.
Nancy and her husband Ray owned and operated the Sandhills Bridge Studio from 2002 – 2007. They continue to play bridge locally, in tournaments, and travel and teach duplicate bridge on cruise ships.
Doug Lapins moved to Pinehurst from Denver, Colorado in 1997 after a career in the sugar and corn-processing industries. Prior to his current term, Mr. Lapins served on the Village Council from 2001-2007.
Mr. Lapins is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation he joined the Spreckels Sugar Company of San Francisco, California where he worked in various manufacturing positions, ultimately becoming Vice President-Operations and, later, Executive Vice President.
In 1985 he joined The Western Sugar Company in Denver, Colorado as President and CEO. With the same parent company, he was later named President and CEO of A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co., a corn-processing company located in Decatur, IL. In 1992 he returned to Denver where he worked as a consultant and was active in volunteer activities as a strategic planning volunteer and board member for local non-profits. He also served as a volunteer management consultant overseas to companies in Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, and Peru.
Mr. Lapins’ prior municipal experience includes service as a Town Councilman in Dimmitt, Texas and as a member of the Transportation Commission in Walnut Creek, California.
Mr. Lapins and his wife, Ginny have two daughters, Laura Willis of Sewanee, Tennessee and Katie Lapins of Erie, Colorado.
John Strickland is a third generation resident of Pinehurst, with family roots in Pinehurst going back to the 1920's. He first came to Pinehurst at age 5, and was a frequent visitor throughout his life. Upon his retirement in 2005, John and his wife, Reverend Cynthia J. Strickland moved to Pinehurst as full time residents. He has been a member of the Village's Historic Preservation Commission, Neighborhood Advisory Committee, Village Green Study Commission, Long Range Plan Steering Commission, and the privately organized Village Heritage Foundation (Fair Barn and Arboretum). John and Cynthiia Strickland have two married children: daughter Amanda and her husband Bill reside in Winter Park, Florida; and son Chris and his wife Kalen reside in New York City.
John Connell Strickland was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where he attended Cranbrook School. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Studies. After graduation he served in the United States Army, posted at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Fort Carson, Colorado. Upon leaving military service he achieved a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The George Washington University, specializing in finance, investments, and international business. He is a member of Chi Psi Fraternity.
In 1972 he began his banking career with The First National Bank of Chicago, specializing in treasury management and corporate banking. In 1981 he joined Barclays Bank PLC in Chicago and was responsible for the development of business with large corporations in four states, and later managed a team of bankers responsible for 40 large multinational companies based in the Midwest. This position included extensive business travel to England and Europe. In 1986 he moved with Barclays to work in New York City, residing in Summit, New Jersey. In New York, he worked for Barclays and its investment banking arm, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, with responsibilities for the development of business with insurance companies and as the head of the securities industry team. In 1999, John Strickland joined JPMorgan Chase with responsibilities for the corporate finance and banking needs of private and public mid-sized companies located in New Jersey. He retired in 2005.
John R. Cashion was born in Dallas, Texas and is a graduate of SMU with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He was employed by Mobil Oil Corporation for over 30 years and has experience in the financial/controller functions, supply/distribution operations and information technology. During his career he held various management and leadership positions in Dallas, New York, Fairfax, VA and Houston.
Mr. Cashion’s prior community/municipal experience includes a publicly elected Councilman in a Dallas County suburb, Chairman of the Urban Renewal Historical District Committee for a community in Texas, and member of a special task force for
the Virginia United Methodist Retirement Homes which evaluated the spending and procurement of services for six retirement facilities.
Since moving to Pinehurst, Mr. Cashion has served on the Pinewild Country Club Advisory Board for 2 years, with one year as President, and the Pinewild Property Owners Association Board for 5 years, twice serving as their president and serving five months as the interim community manager during the Board’s search for a permanent manager. He is a member of the Pinehurst Civic Group and the Moore County Republican Men’s Club.
John and his wife, Jan moved from Oakton, Virginia to Pinehurst in 2000 after their retirement. They are active members of the Pinehurst United Methodist Church.
Mark Wesley Parson was born in Akron, Ohio and moved to Pinehurst in 2002. Parson owns his own business, Mark Wesley Parson, Inc., which he started in 1985 in Miami, Florida. In the beginning his business focused primarily on hardscape/landscape design and construction. Over the years it has evolved to include commercial, residential and landscape design. Most of his current work includes new home design and renovation. He has also designed several commercial buildings for clients such as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, John Deere and Sandals International Resorts. His largest clients are the Sandals and Beaches Resorts. He has worked with them since 1994.
Volunteer work is a part of Parson’s life. He has volunteered for the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America for 6 years. This motorcycle ride, usually from California to North Carolina, benefits children’s hospitals and the Victory Junction Gang Camp. Up to 200 motorcycles have participated in this 2 week event.
Parson has been married to his wife, Kathie, for 22 years and has a 9 year old son, Wyatt. The family attends the Village Chapel.
The agenda for the most recent Village Council meeting is posted below, based on the type of meeting held. Please refer to the Meeting Schedule for a list of meeting dates.
All Council meeting minutes (from 2006) are located in the Document Library under Residents tab. These are prepared after each meeting, posted when approved, and are public record.
The Village Council typically holds two work sessions per month in the Council Conference Room of Village Hall:
The Council also holds a regular meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Assembly Hall in Village Hall. These meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. A list of meeting dates is available on the 2013 Council Meeting Schedule.
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Village of Pinehurst
395 Magnolia Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
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