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Pat Turner



(910) 326-1227


1208 Mt. Pleasant Road
Swansboro, NC 28584



Elected officials

Pat Turner

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1950 Pat moved to Lincoln Park, Michigan and spent her childhood years there and Southgate, Michigan.  After graduating in 1968, from Holy Redeemer High School in Detroit Michigan she went to Wayne State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  It wasn’t until 2000 that Pat decided to pursue higher education and went to Webster University on Camp Lejeune, NC where she graduated with honors and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources.

Pat has also lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Kodiak, Alaska; Republic of the Philippines; and, Staten Island, New York before moving to Swansboro, North Carolina where she calls HOME.

Pat has two adult children: Patrick Larkin who has a Master’s Degree in Business and works as a Training and Outreach Specialist for the Exceptional Family Member Program on Camp Lejeune, NC.  Michael Larkin also has a Master’s Degree in Music and Performance and is the Director of Bands at The Colony High School in Texas. Both Patrick and Michael were very active with sports and band while attending Swansboro schools and as a parent Pat was always at their events volunteering my time.

Pat began her political career in 1999-2013 serving on the Swansboro Planning Board and 2014 to current as a Swansboro Commissioner.  She is currently the Deputy Director, Human Resources for Marine Corps Community Services, Camp Lejeune, NC.  Her past professional career included:  Adjunct Professor Webster University; Marketing Director, Camp Lejeune, NC;  Director of Human Resources, Marine Corps Community Services, Cherry Point, NC; Supervisor, Staffing and Recruitment for Navy Exchange Command, Staten Island, NY; Substitute Teacher and  Assistant Station Manager, American Red Cross, Republic of the Philippines; Director, Human Resources, Kodiak Island Hospital, Kodiak, Alaska; Director, Human Resources, Jacobsen’s Department Store, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Director, Human Resources, Montgomery Ward, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Owner, Retail Specialty Store, Kalamazoo, Michigan;  Dietary Supervisor, Lincoln Park, Michigan.

Hobbies:  Walking on the beach, sports, reading, and music.

Pat enjoys being with family and friends and everything Swansboro has to offer.  As the “Friendly City by the Sea” one can enjoy the quaint downtown, recreational facilities, historical museum, the water, and especially, the friendly people.  You can go anywhere at any time in Swansboro and see friendly faces enjoying what our city has to offer.

“I’ve lived in many places; however, the moment I moved here in 1992 I knew I had found the place I would raise my family and never want to leave. I am honored to be able to work with the citizens of Swansboro, to be engaged and make a positive difference for those that I exist to serve. Above all else, I have the PASSION for wanting to help and serve others for the FUTURE.”

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