The Town of Beaufort operates under the council/manager form of government.

The Town Board consists of five commissioners and the mayor. The mayor serves two-year terms and only casts a vote in the event of a tie while the commissioners are elected for four-year terms.

The Town Board of Commissioners meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Train Depot, 614 Broad St.   

The Board of Commissioners agendas will be posted no later than the Friday afternoon before the meeting and the meeting minutes will be posted once they have been approved by the Board of Commissioners. 

Work sessions are 4 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month in the Train Depot, 614 Broad St. unless otherwise posted.


Mayor Everette S. (Rett) Newton 2017-2019
Commissioner Charles McDonald
Commissioner Ann Carter 2017-2021
Commissioner John Hagle 2015-2019
Commissioner Sharon Harker, Mayor Pro-Tem 2015-2019
Commissioner Marianna Hollinshed 2015-2019