Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robert L. “Bob” Woodard Sr. delivered the annual State of the County presentation at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. The event was held virtually and livestreamed on Dare County’s YouTube channel.
During his presentation, Woodard provided a detailed look back at the wide array of accomplishments that were achieved and the variety of projects that were completed in Dare County throughout 2021 despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic.
In addition to showcasing several past projects, Woodard also shared status updates on the numerous projects that are currently underway or on the horizon, including College of The Albemarle’s new academic building in Manteo, the soon-to-arrive “Miss Katie” shallow-draft hopper dredge, plans to update and modernize the county’s EMS facilities, and the upcoming beach nourishment projects that are scheduled to begin in the spring, among many others.
The event also included an overview of the assortment of essential services that staff members within Dare County’s various departments continued to provide to residents and vacationers alike during another record-breaking year of visitation on the Outer Banks.