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Dallas O. Blackiston

Ward 1

1507 N. Pasteur Street

New Bern, NC 28560


(H) 252-635-5061


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Alderman Blackiston is serving his first term as Alderman for the First Ward. A New Bern resident and homeowner for over 30 years, Mr. Blackiston was born in South Carolina and grew up on the eastern seaboard as well as overseas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from the University of South Florida. As a member of the Naval ROTC, he attended Army Jump School and upon graduation was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

His assignments included infantry Platoon Commander, Executive Officer and rifle Company Commander with the 1st and 9th Marine Regiments. He later received orders to Flight School, completed training and was designated a UH-1N helicopter pilot in 1979. Follow-on duties included operations, safety and planning positions at squadron and wing levels as well as US Central Command, where he worked on the joint force deployment schedule for operation "Desert Storm." His career included amphibious deployments and overseas contingency operations, as well as disaster recovery operations in 1991 after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Republic of the Philippines.

Prior to his assignment as the Community Plans Officer at Cherry Point, he was the Deputy for Inspections, Office of the Inspector General at Headquarters Marine Corps, where he coordinated worldwide quality assurance command visits. During his final tour of duty at MCAS Cherry Point, Lieutenant Colonel Blackiston served as the military liaison for multiple counties and worked on community development issues with a number of civic and business councils. He is a graduate of both Leadership Craven and Leadership North Carolina.

Over the past 13 years, Mr. Blackiston has worked as an engineering project consultant overseeing major runway, taxiway and infrastructure improvement projects at airports in eastern North Carolina that serve both general and commercial aviation needs. In 2009, he initiated efforts to rehabilitate New Bern's "Union Station" Depot.

Mr. Blackiston is married to the former Denise Moreau of Glen Burnie, MD. He remains an advocate for historic preservation, community redevelopment, and innovative education programs as well as a supporter of animal rights.

"As a small town with a big heart and a wonderful heritage, New Bern will continue making history as a community full of charm, character and opportunity."

Victor J. Taylor
Ward 2

703 Carolina Ave., Apt. 8C
New Bern, NC 28560


(C) 252-639-0451

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Alderman Taylor was born and raised in New Bern.  He grew up in the public housing projects and was raised in a single-family home along with four other siblings.  He made a decision a long time ago to give back to the community.  His way of giving back encompasses serving various age groups, from youth to seniors.

Alderman Taylor is actively involved in the community as seen through his membership and affiliation with several organizations, including Vision Forward, Men Empowered for Christ, Man to Man Cancer Group, Greater Duffyfield Residence Council, NAACP, National Night Out Committee, Swiss Bear, MLK Scholarship Committee, and Duffyfield Community Watch group.

Alderman Taylor is currently employed by the Division of Prisons, Department of Corrections as a Transportation Driver, and has been with them since July of 1998. 

Alderman Taylor is quoted, "I am committed to improving the lives of every citizen of New Bern through community outreach and advocacy.  We can make a difference!!  I believe in listening to the concerns of the community and researching various issues that concern citizens.  It was time for a change and unity in the community.  Do not hesitate to email or call me."

Patricia C. Schaible

Ward 3

106 Lancy Lane

New Bern, NC 28562


(H) 252-635-5332

(F) 252-636-1848


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Patricia (Pat) Schaible was elected in October 2013 to serve as Alderman of the 3rd Ward.  She has been married to Tom Schaible since 1989, and they have four children: Tina, Laura, Tom, and Tim.  They also have five grandchildren.

Alderman Schaible was born in Souderton, PA.  She has a B.A. from Cabrini College and an M.A. from Villanova University. She spent 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry employed by Merck & Co., Inc.  During her career, Alderman Schaible held a variety of positions, and her last assignment was Manager, Medical Education Programs, Worldwide Human Health Marketing.

Since moving to New Bern seven years ago, Alderman Schaible has been involved in many areas of community service. She served as a consultant to New Bern’s 300th Anniversary Celebration for three years where she participated in all aspects of the celebration including Juneteenth, Remembering the War, Road to Independence, Fiddle Fest, Historic Parade, Cultural Festival, and Encore.  She served as First Vice President, New Bern Preservation Foundation; Chair Depot 100; Commissioner, Historical Preservation Commission; Chair, Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour; and Chair, Taberna Cares Charity Golf Outing.  In addition, she belongs to Tryon Civitans and is a volunteer for the New Bern Police Department, New Bern Antique Show & Sale and YMCA Water Safety Program. 

In her spare time, Alderman Schaible enjoys golf and travel.  She is quoted, “I am dedicated to sound fiscal responsibility for both the present and the future.  I am proud to serve the citizens of New Bern as we continue to move the city forward.”

Johnnie Ray Kinsey
Ward 4


824 Halifax Circle
New Bern, NC 28562


(C) 252-639-0452

(F) 252-636-1848



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Johnnie Ray Kinsey was elected to serve as Alderman of the Fourth Ward in November of 2009.  He was born and raised in New Bern.  He is the husband of the former Alfreda Mills, and they have been married since 1983.  They have one son, Sean.  Together they own and operate Kinsey Fitness Center since 1982.  Alderman Kinsey has been recognized at the state, national, and international levels for his exemplary performance in the sport of amateur/professional bodybuilding.

Alderman Kinsey has served in various professional arenas including Neuse River Council of Government where he was employed as a Job Developer.  He also served as a Case Manager for the "Sentenced to Read" program.  Throughout Mr. Kinsey's professional tenure, he has maintained his commitment to serving his community.  He is an active member of Foundation Life Fellowship Church.

Alderman Kinsey is quoted, "My goal is to meet the needs of the people that I represent not just in Ward 4, but throughout the greater New Bern community.  I look forward to meeting with citizens, listening to their concerns, and working toward viable solutions for a better New Bern.  My desire is to be an accountable public servant."

Bernard W. White
Ward 5

1811 Durham Street
New Bern, NC 28560


(H) 252-638-8260

(F) 252-636-1848

(C) 252-639-0449


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As a native New Bernian, Alderman White attended West Street Elementary and J. T. Barber High Schools.  He served in the U. S. Army and is a Vietnam Veteran, was honorably discharged, and served several years on reserve.   He has been employed at Hatteras Yachts, Texfi Industries, Hammond Electrics, and the City of New Bern.  He is currently employed by MCAS, Cherry Point. He has worked in the capacities of Team Leader, 2nd Class Lineman, Relief Supervisor, and Supervisor. His educational background includes Shaw University and Craven Community College.

Alderman White has been married to Dorothea since 1971, and they have raised two sons and two daughters - Bernard Jr., Sudie, Tracey, and Charlie who have blessed their family with three grandsons and one granddaughter: Bernard III, Acacia Mohogany, Trae'ranz, and Jerry B.  

Alderman White has served the community in various capacities: President of Craven County Voters' League, Former President of New Bern Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Craven Pop Warner Youth Football, and N.B.H.S. Touch Down Committee; Coach-Stanley White Warriors, Craven Bears,  H. J. MacDonald Middle School and Semi-Pro Football League (New Bern).   Other memberships (Past and Present) include:  NC African American Historic Preservation, Concerned Citizens of New Bern, NAACP, SCLC M.L.K. Committee, Craven County Committee of 2002, African American Men’s' Alliance, NBHS Band Parents, various PTAs, Cub-Boy Scouts, George B. Willis Lodge (PHA), and Neighborhood groups.

Alderman White, along with his parents and grandparents, has been a life-long member of Saint John Missionary Baptist Church. As a youth, he served in the BTU, Sunday School, and served as an usher. As an adult, he served as FMR Financial Secretary, Past Chairman of the Trustee Board, Men’s' Choir, and on various committees. 

Alderman White was born to strong, hard-working and caring parents, grandparents, and extended family.  His family characteristics have and still believe in being strong, honest, dependable, family oriented and trustworthy.  With a strong educational background, they are independent business-owners, farmers, construction craftsmen, electricians, doctors, nurses, auto industry executives, teachers, finance majors, church and community leaders and supporters who believe that “your word is your bond” and that a “family that prays together stays together.”

Jeffrey T. Odham

Ward 6

5003 Morton Road

New Bern, NC 28562


(H) 252-636-5338

(C) 252-626-6465


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Jeffrey Odham was elected to serve as Alderman of the Sixth Ward in November of 2013. The son of B.T. and Joan Odham was born and raised in New Bern where he has chosen to live his entire life. Jeffrey has been married to his wife, Jeannie Haye Odham, since 2002. They have one son, Gavin Jeffrey. Jeffrey and his family have attended Temple Baptist Church for over 10 years. Jeffrey has family ties with city government and operations. His grandfather, Ben Odham, was the Waste Treatment Plant Facility Manager while his sister, Dawn, served as Collections Supervisor.

Alderman Odham is a graduate of both New Bern High School and Craven Community College, where he earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration - Marketing & Retailing. Jeffrey joined Glidden paint company back in 1997 and has spent his entire professional career working with the same organization (now part of PPG Architectural Coatings). Jeffrey and his wife, Jeannie, became local entrepreneurs in 2002 when they started Sunless Expressions, LLC, a tanning studio located off of Highway 17S in New Bern. Throughout his career, Jeffrey has held numerous positions from Sales Representative to District Manager. Currently, Jeffrey is a Senior Stores Group Manager and is responsible for the operations of 19 stores in North Carolina and Virginia with over a $30M annual budget.

Alderman Odham ran his campaign based on the platform of bringing financial accountability and commercial growth to New Bern. He was quoted as saying, "I will bring a common-sense, business-minded approach to City Hall. It's time for elected officials to look past the next election cycle and do what is right for the long-term health of New Bern. Providing fire and police protection for the citizens is the primary responsibility of a municipality; that is something we cannot sacrifice."

Dana E. Outlaw

4921 Morton Road
New Bern, NC 28562


(H) 252-633-1201
(C) 252-514-7401


Dana Edwards Outlaw was elected to serve as Mayor beginning in December 2013, after previously serving two consecutive terms as Alderman of the 6th Ward since December of 2005. His office address is P.O. Box 414, New Bern, NC 28563. Dana was married to the former Susan Diane Statham, a New Bern native who passed away in 2000 at the age of 43. Susan and Dana have four children: Janet, Katie, Jenna, and Adam. Dana is the proud grandfather of three grandchildren: Taylor, Hunter and Carly. He graduated from East Carolina University in 1976 with a degree in Marketing Research/Business Administration and is presently involved in a self-storage and real estate consulting and appraisal business in New Bern. He is past Chairman of the North Carolina Appraisal Board.

Mayor Outlaw has been involved in many local civic groups since his return to New Bern in 1978, including past President of New Bern Rotary Club, past member of the Craven Community College Foundation Board, past Master of St. John’s #3 Masonic Lodge, past President of the New Bern Board of Realtors, past President of Partners in Education, and past Director of the New Bern Firemen's Museum. He still enjoys supporting the Firemens Museum through fundraising efforts.

Mayor Outlaw enjoys serving the citizens of New Bern and is available by phone at 252-514-7401 or email at In his spare time, he enjoys riding his Harley Davidson Road King, spending time with his grandchildren, and playing in the band Cold Biscuit.

Michael Scott Davis
City Attorney

Davis Hartman Wright, PLLC
209 Pollock Street

New Bern, NC 28560

(W) 252-514-2828

Michael Scott Davis was appointed to serve as the City Attorney in 2001. His office is located at 209 Pollock Street, one block from City Hall. Scott has two children, Mary Scott and Michael.

Mr. Davis graduated from New Bern High School in 1983. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987, and subsequently received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University in 1989. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Davis was employed as a management consultant with FMI Management Consultants in Raleigh, North Carolina, the country’s largest consulting firm specializing in the construction industry.

Mr. Davis received his Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University in 1994. While in law school, Mr. Davis clerked for former New Bern City Attorney, A.D. Ward. Mr. Davis returned to Mr. Ward’s law firm upon graduating from law school in 1994. Mr. Davis was a partner in the firm of Ward and Davis, LLP from 1999 to 2007.  He is currently a partner in the law firm of Davis Hartman Wright, PLLC. 

In serving as the City Attorney, Mr. Davis manages all of the City’s legal affairs. He represents the City in any litigation and claims filed by and against the City; gives day-to-day legal advice to City officials and employees; and drafts ordinances, rules, resolutions, contracts, and policies.

Veronica Mattocks

City Clerk

P.O. Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563

(O) 252-639-2703


The City Clerk provides administrative and information services to the Board of Aldermen, its Committees, Boards, and all City departments, as well as the citizens of New Bern. The City Clerk’s office is located on the first floor of City Hall and contributes to good and efficient government by conveying the decisions of the Board of Aldermen for action and ensuring accurate information and recordings of proceedings of the Board.

The City Clerk attends all Board of Aldermen meetings and is the safekeeper and preserva-tionist of meeting minutes, by-laws, civic agree-ments, and other related official documents. The City Clerk is responsible for acquisition and cataloging of historical records. These records are available to the City and the public for research and administrative purposes.

The City Clerk is responsible for writing deeds and selling cemetery spaces for five City-owned cemeteries. She acts as the Secretary to the Police Civil Service Board.

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