Zoological Park Council

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Zoological Park Council
Natural and Cultural Resources
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-135.207
Term Length 
6 Years
The council advises the secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources on concepts of and for the Zoological Park in Asheboro. The council also provides advice for construction, furnishings, operations and admissions fees for the park. The council has 15 members, each serving a six-year term. The Governor appoints all members.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Marjorie Benbow 9/14/20216/30/2027LimitedAt-large
Byinna A. Crowder 9/14/20216/30/2027LimitedAt-large
Anna P. Jackson 9/14/20216/30/2027LimitedAt-large
Sherry A. Kellett 5/27/20146/30/2027LimitedAt-large
Walker B. Moffitt 9/17/19976/30/2027LimitedAt-large
Mark D. Jerrell 9/14/20216/30/2023LimitedAt-large
Sydnor M. White Jr.6/4/20146/30/2022LimitedChairman Of Zoological Society Board Of Directors
Emma Allen 10/23/20176/30/2023LimitedAt-large
Deborah Holt Noel 9/1/20096/30/2023LimitedAt-large
Craven McLean Rand 10/23/20176/30/2023LimitedAt-large
Kyle R. Sonnenberg 11/25/20196/30/2025LimitedAt-large
Norfleet Pruden 11/25/20196/30/2025LimitedAt-large
Krista Ann Hunt 12/11/20206/30/2025LimitedAt-large
Sarah Cole Jordan 5/12/20226/30/2025LimitedAt-large
Elizabeth A. Clark 11/25/20196/30/2025LimitedAt-large

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