Albemarle Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy 2017-2020

Click Here to review the Albemarle Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy.  The strategy is updated every 5 years but we present this edition as a 3 year edition because of the nature of the Region’s economy.


The Annual Budget Ordinance of the Albemarle Commission for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2019 has been presented to the Commission Board and is available for public inspection at the Commission Office, 512 S. Church Street, Hertford, NC during weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Public Hearing on the proposed budget will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Commission office, 512 S. Church Street, Hertford, North Carolina at which time any persons who wish to be heard on the budget may appear.

Melody Wilkins
Executive Director

Proposed 2019-2020 Budget


Albemarle Commission (AC) to Administer Home Repair Funds for Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde & Pasquotank Counties

AC is excited to add home repair financing as an affordable housing offering; the organization has been awarded funds by NC Housing Finance agency to administer home repair in 5 counties though the Essential Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan Pool (ESFLRP).  The ESFLRP finances major home rehabilitation and modifications for households with members who are elderly, have disabilities or are veterans, and whose incomes are below 80 percent of their area’s median.  Homes with led hazards occupied by a child under 7 years old may also qualify.  Please contact Jordan Kearney or Mike Barnette for more details at (252) 753-2139.


The Albemarle Commission Board of Delegates will meet at the Albemarle Commission Office located at 512 South Church Street, Hertford, North Carolina, 27944 at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18th, 2019. 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids & services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


Dismal Swamp

Rural Planning

The Albemarle Rural Planning Organization (ARPO) serves Camden, Chowan,Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.

Workforce Development

Our Workforce Development program’s assistance helps to improve our regional employers’ capacity to find and hire well trained employees.

Economic Development

The Albemarle Commission was recognized as an Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration in 1972.

Area Agency on Aging

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s) were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community.