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John Trent



John Trent

Term Expires: 2020


P.O. Box 609

Lewiston-Woodville, NC 27849



Representing District IV - Roxobel and Woodville


First elected in 2012, Commissioner Trent is currently serving his

second term as a Bertie County Commissioner. He is currently serving as the 2019 Chairman.  He formerly served as Chairman to the Bertie County Board of Commissioners from 2016-2017.

Additionally, Mr. Trent currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail Board (2015 - ), Chair of the YMCA Board (2015 -  ), and as a member of the Vidant Hospital Board of Directors (2015 - 2017).

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



Wife Beverly Trent

Daughter Austin Alexandra Trent


Selected Honors or Awards Received: 

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: 



Spiritual Advisers:

Pastor Gary Cordon

Bishop J.C. Watford