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.
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.
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 Cynthia 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.
Claire Phillips was born in Monterey, California and graduated from high school in Succasunna, New Jersey. Councilmember Phillips holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and the majority of her career was in marketing and territory management in the high-tech industry. Councilmember Phillips is currently the Director of Marketing for the Pinehurst Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. She was area marketing manager for Cambridge Technology Partners out of Atlanta with responsibility for the Carolinas when she moved to Pinehurst in 2000. Councilmember Phillips also served as sales manager at an area hotel in Olmsted Village and as a real estate broker before joining the Pinehurst Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Councilmember Phillips is a graduate of the Moore County 101 Leadership course, the Dedman Leadership Program at Sandhills Community College, and was one of the founding organizers of the Palustris Festival. A former board member of Friend-to-Friend, she currently is a Moore Literacy Council tutor. She has also served as youth minister and on the stewardship committee at Community Presbyterian Church where she is a member.
Complete agenda packets for Village Council meetings can be found here prior to the scheduled meetings. Please refer to the Meeting Calendar for these dates.
All minutes after November 4, 2013 can be found here.These are prepared after each meeting, posted when approved the following month, and are public record.
Council meeting minutes from January 2006-November 4, 2013 are located here.
The Village Council typically holds two regular meetings per month in the Assembly Hall of Village Hall on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
These meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. A list of meeting dates is available on the 2015 Council Meeting Schedule.
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Pinehurst, NC 28374
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