Mayor of the Town of Carolina Beach

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Mayor Pierce

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.