Commissioner Jefferey S. Taylor

In 1961, Jeff was born in Kinston and raised on the Taylor farm in Trenton (Jones County) until 1967. His father, a high school principal, moved the family to many townships throughout North Carolina.

In 1983, Jeff received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, Jeff was commissioned in the United States Air Force and rose to the rank of Captain. He served as Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Combat Crew Commander and Instructor at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota.

Jeff returned home in 1989 to begin his business career. In 1994, Jeff married the former Suzanne Liles of Cary, NC. And after almost a decade of moves, the Taylors decided to return home to Eastern North Carolina.

Jeff currently works at BSH Home Appliances Corporation and Suzanne at Craven County Schools. They have two daughters and reside in Greenbrier.

Elected to the Craven County Board of Commissioners in 2010, Jeff serves on the following boards and committees:

  • Military Civilian Community Council
  • Economic Development Strategic Work Group
  • Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board
  • Partners in Education
  • Cove City Library Board


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