Jimmy A. Sanders, was re-elected to a four-year term as mayor in 2009. He was first elected to the Havelock Board of Commissioners in 1979 and since that time served as a commissioner for 15 years, and as mayor for twelve years. His vision for Havelock is that it will be the best community to live, work, play and raise a family.
Mayor Sanders grew up in Havelock and returned to his hometown in 1974 after serving in the U.S. Air Force. He is active in the community, serving as a volunteer in the Havelock Fire-Rescue Department for 27 years, president of the Havelock High School Band Boosters and the county fireman’s association, and as a member of the North Carolina Fire Commission. He is also active in the city’s recreation programs and serves as the District Commissioner for Babe Ruth Baseball. Mayor Sanders is the president of Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow (ACT), a non-profit regional organization working to protect Cherry Point and the NAVAIR Depot during the 2005 base closure process.