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Ernestine Byrd Bazemore

Term Expires: 2021


1040 NC Highway 305

Aulander, NC 27805




Representing District V - Snakebite and Indian Woods


Elected in 2014, Commissioner Bazemore is currently serving her first term as a Bertie County Commissioner. Ms. Bazemore served as Chair in 2018. Ms. Bazemore also served as Vice Chair in 2016 and 2017.


Current Occupation:  Retired


Employment History: 

• Bertie County Schools – served as an In-School Suspension Coordinator, Cheerleading Coach, Drop-Out Prevention Specialist, Teen Court Coordinator, and I-School Facilitator



• Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology



• 3 children – Antoinette, Anthony, and Whitney


Selected Public Service & Community Activities

• Serves as the District 2 Director for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC), Board of Directors
• Serves on the Board for the North Carolina Association of Black County Officials (NCABCO), At-Large Board of Directors
• Serves on Subcommittee for the National Association of Counties, Health and Human Services
• Serves on the Board for Bertie County Department of Social Services
• Serves on the Trillium Board
• Serves on the JCPC Board
• Member of The Advance Leadership Corp
• Completed all coursework for UNC School of Government (Mentor status)
• Member of Cedar Landing Missionary Baptist Church
• Member of the Order of the Eastern Stars, PHA (District Deputy Grand Matron, Past Commandress for Shadid Court 212)
• Member of Chowan Valley #228
• Member of the Order of the Golden Circle
• Member of Shadid Court 212


Selected Honors of Awards Received:

• Outstanding African American Award - 2014
• Court of the Year Award - 2013
• Commandress of the Year Award – 2013
• Achievement Award (Shadid Court 212) - 2011
• The President’s Volunteer Service Award - 2005
• Bertie County Extra Effort Award – 1997, 1998