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Bertie County Commissioner John Trent



John Trent

Term Expires: 2024


P.O. Box 609

Lewiston-Woodville, NC 27849



Representing District IV - Roxobel and Woodville


First elected in 2012, Commissioner Trent is currently serving as the Vice-Chair and his third term as a Bertie County Commissioner. He formerly served as Chairman to the Bertie County Board of Commissioners in 2016, 2017 and most recently in 2019.

 Additionally, Mr. Trent was appointed in 2018 to the Roanoke Chowan Community College Board of Trustees and on the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail Board, serving as Chairman (2019- ) and Vice Chairman (2015 - 2019). Chairman of the YMCA Board (2015 - 2019), and as a member of the Vidant Hospital Board of Directors (2015 - 2017). Lastly, he completed a term on the School Safety Commission (2013-2019).

Full Name:

John Trent


Current Occupation: 

JBA Property Management LLC / Managing Partner


Employment History: 

State Trooper Florida Highway Patrol, Holmes Lumber Company Inc., WW Lumber WPB / COO / Director Labor and Material, South East Marketing and Sales Inc./ President/ CEO, JBA Property Management One LLC/ Managing Partner, JBA Property Management Two LLC / Managing Partner, Hickory Ridge Gun Inc./ President/ CEO, JBA Electric & Power LLC / Managing Partner  / Eastern Tides Properties LLC Managing Partner



Associates Criminal Justice, Florida Highway Patrol Academy


Selected Public Service & Community Activities: 

Florida Atlantic Builders Association/BD of Directors 87-89

NAACP Member

Southern Governors Convention

Hope Plantation Sponsor

Contributor Lewiston Family Resource Center

Financial Mentor for Bertie County Citizens

Negotiating Prices for Bertie County Citizens for LP Gas


Selected Honors or Awards Received: 

Governor Appointed Position to the Roanoke Chowan Community College Board of Trustees

Chairman, Bertie Martin Regional Jail, 2019

Chairman, Bertie County Board of Commissioners, 2019
School Safety Commission, 2013-2019
Chairman, Bertie County Board of Commissioners, 2017
Chairman, Bertie County Board of Commissioners, 2016
Governor Graham's Task Force / SRT Member
Selected for Sniper Training FBI SWAT School
Certificate of Advanced Emergency Medical Procedures
Certificate of Special Recognition of Distinguished Service FHP

Military Experience: 



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Pastor Gary Cordon

Bishop J.C. Watford