Council Members

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LeAnn Pierce



LeAnn was born and raised in neighboring Pender County.  She attended East Carolina University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and became certified in Business and Technical Communication.  She also holds a NC Real Estate Broker's license. 

LeAnn moved to Carolina Beach in 1990 and is the owner of Drifter's Reef Hotel.  She has served the Town of Carolina Beach on our Board of Adjustments, Vice-Chair of Planning and Zoning Commission, Business and Economic Development Committee, Arts and Activity Committee and New Hanover County's Tourism Development Authority.  LeAnn was elected to office in November 2013, voted Mayor Pro Tem in January 2014 and Mayor in December 2019.

Jay Healy

Jay Healy 
Mayor Pro Tem



I have been married to my beautiful wife, Cyndy for 25 years, and have 3 beautiful girls that are truly amazing. I have been associated with Carolina Beach for 12 years and have seen a lot of change for the better. The past couple of years I have been associated with 4 separate committees. The Operations committee, the Police Advisory committee, the Ad-Hoc Power line committee, and the Ad-Hoc Steering committee. In my new role, I will be involved with the Harbor Commission and the Parks and Recreation Committees. Being retired, I will dedicate my time to the Town of Carolina Beach. We are all very fortunate to live on this beautiful island and I am extremely humbled to serve you.

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Steve Shuttleworth
Council Member



Steve Graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and became a licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado and North Carolina. He worked for several Development Companies such as Colorado Coastal Development and Zephyr Development before becoming the owner and President of Shuttleworth, Inc. and broker for Shuttleworth Realty LLC. Steve has served on Community Organizations such as Colorado Springs Planning Commission, Colorado Association of Realtors Board of Directors and Board Member of Island Montessori Charter School in addition to serving on the Carolina Beach Town Council.

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JoDan Garza
Council Member


 JoDan is extremely honored and humbled that he was elected as a council member for this wonderful town. Though he is not originally from this area, he feels at home with the unique and diverse people of this beautiful island. He prides himself in being an approachable and friendly guy. JoDan says that he is always open to having a chat with residents of Pleasure Island, whether they agree with him or not. For this keeps community involvement, helps us to learn, grow, and to understand one another a bit better. JoDan’ s main focus is the well-being of our community, our people, our beaches and businesses. He feels that ensuring the safety of the residents, strengthening community engagement, unifying the relationship between our residents and visitors while promoting Earth consciousness is how Carolina Beach can continue to succeed as a wonderful town with its amazing residents.

"If we can't help others enjoy life, how can we?"

Lynn Barbee

Lynn Barbee
Council Member   


Lynn moved to Carolina Beach in 1971 from Concord, NC.  He began his career on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, working at the amusements at the age of 10 before joining Britt's Donut shop at the age of 14.  Lynn graduated from John T. Hoggard High School before earning his B.S. in Computer Science from UNCW, and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.  Lynn  has enjoyed a successful career in Software Development and Information Technology, holding senior leadership roles with companies such as CARQUEST, Nomaco, AP Exhaust, and Fujitsu.  He is currently the Chief Information Officer for Atlantic Corporation in Wilmington. Lynn was elected to Town Council in 2019.