Town Council Members

Left to Right Front Row: Monica Thibodeau (Mayor Pro Tempore), Don Kingston (Mayor),
and Nancy Caviness. Left to Right Second Row: Chuck Burdick and Jon Britt.
Don Kingston
135 Fawn Court
Duck, NC 27949
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Don Kingston is now serving in his fifth term on the Duck Town Council and fourth term as the Mayor of Duck. He was first elected in 2009. Don and his wife Sharon started visiting and vacationing in Duck in the late 1980’s, built their home in 2000 and became permanent residents in late 2007. Don earned a MBA degree from the University of Rochester Simon School, a BS degree in Business Administration and AAS degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Don also completed the Executive Development Program from Harvard University. His forty five year business career included twenty two years in senior management positions with Xerox Corporation, five years as a business owner and seven years in Regional management with two firms, Computer Task Group, Inc. and Robert Half International, Inc., both in the information technology systems development and staffing industry. The last eleven years he served as an Officer and Vice President of Kelly Services, Inc. He has been an active volunteer in the Town of Duck since moving here in 2007. He has also served as a member of the Town of Duck Planning Board appointed by the Town Council in early 2009. He was recently elected to the North Carolina League of Municipalities Board of Directors representing the Cities and Towns in the twelve Northeastern Counties in District One.

Monica Thibodeau
126 Sea Hawk West
Duck, NC 27949
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Monica Thibodeau has served as a Council Member since December 2002. A vacationer to the Outer Banks since childhood, Monica has been a permanent resident of Duck since 1988. She has been an active volunteer in many community programs. Monica has a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. She has been the managing owner of Carolina Designs Realty, Inc. since 1991. Monica is currently serving as the Town’s Mayor Pro Tempore.
Jon Britt
1308 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
Jon Britt is the newest member of the Duck Town Council, having been appointed in August of 2012. He previously served as Chairman of the Duck Planning Board, and has been involved in the Duck Community for over 20 years. Jon currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Duck Volunteer Fire Department and as a Fire Captain for the Department. A graduate of Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Economics, Jon owns and operates Nor’Banks Sailing in Duck. Jon and his wife Lori are longtime Duck residents, and are the parents of Will, who is pictured here as well.
Chuck Burdick
P.O. Box 8194
Duck, NC 27949
Chuck Burdick joined the Duck Town Council in December 2009 and is currently serving his fourth term. He has been the Town’s contract postmaster for the last seven years and has worked on the “Build the Bridge” Committee surveying all of the Duck Road properties. As postmaster, Chuck is responsible for providing high-quality postal service to the community. He and his family became Duck residents in 2000 and has been a vacation homeowner since 1984. Chuck is a chemical engineer, receiving his degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1962 and has an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chatanooga. Chuck has 40 years of industrial management experience and was vice president of operations for Sudamtex de Venezuela prior to his retirement to Duck.
Nancy Caviness
P.O. Box 8278
Duck, NC 27949
Nancy Caviness has been integrally involved in the community since arriving in 1995 to open Advice 5¢ a Bed and Breakfast. The 2017-2019 term as Council Member will be her eighth time serving, in addition to the earlier years when she served on both the Task Force for Municipal Incorporation and on Duck’s interim and first Town Council. Nancy holds a BS (1981) in Home Economics and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut (Storrs) and an MS (1989) in Community Health Education from Old Dominion University. In 2009, she earned a Public Health Leadership Certificate from UNC’s (Chapel Hill) School of Public Health. In 2011, she was promoted to Support Lieutenant for the Duck Volunteer Fire Department, where she has volunteered since 1998 and proudly directs the Annual Advice 5K Turkey Trot here in Duck. Her love for running has included the completion of 12 marathons and the attainment of an RRCA-Certification for Coaching.