Elected Officials


Dan Wilcox


Dan Wilcox is a long-standing resident of Carolina Beach and for over 24 years has served the Town. Born in
Virginia Beach, VA he remains an avid sailor and lover of the ocean. A true family man, Dan shares a deep sense of commitment and pride in Carolina Beach and Pleasure Island. As a Contractor and Construction Consultant, Dan has literally helped shape and build Carolina Beach into the successful and growing community it is today.

Dan has long been active in leadership roles in town government and committees, including serving on the  Carolina Beach Town Council from 2008-2010 and as Mayor Pro Tem from 2010 to 2012. Dan was Commissioner  and Chair of the Carolina Beach Planning Commission; Carolina Beach Marketing Advisory Committee and numerous  other town and community committees and boards.

Apart from his service in town government, Dan is best known for his key leadership role in helping restore our once  historic, but then blighted, Carolina Beach Central Business District and Boardwalk. As co-founder and chair of the  Boardwalk Makeover Group (BMG)and now the CBDI, Dan helped assemble a team of resident volunteers and  stakeholders to restore the CBD and Boardwalk to its once famous glory.

Quote: "When you're a mayor, the great thing about it is you're very, very pragmatic. It's not about right or left, it's  about how can I pull people together to get things done. Never underestimate what a small group of dedicated  hardworking citizens and stakeholders can accomplish!"

Messages from the Mayor