Nags Head's Board of Commissioners recognizes individuals who have made important contributions to the town through their Nags Head Lightkeeper and Nags Header awards.
The Lightkeeper award distinguishes an individual who shows significant personal and professional leadership in the Nags Head community.
The Nags Header award recognizes a special deceased person who has made a difference in the town and who has shaped the culture of Nags Head since its incorporation in 1961.
Lightkeeper and/or Nags Header awardees will be recognized at the regular June Board of Commissioners meeting which is the Town's Anniversary month.
The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to make no award in any given year.
Any current or former Town of Nags Head resident may place names into nomination.
Completed nomination forms must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office on or before April 1st.
If you know of an individual who should be recognized for their contributions to Nags Head, please contact the deputy town clerk at 252-441-5508.
Nags Head Lightkeepers
2000 - 2001 Carl Nunemaker
2001 - 2002 Donald Bryan
2002 - 2003 Mike Kelly
2003 - 2004 David Oaksmith
2004 - 2005 Drew Wilson
2005 - 2006 Russell Twiford
2007 - 2008 Lillie "Doll" Gray
2008 - 2009 Glen Eure
2009 - 2010 John Harris
2011 - 2012 Doris Gard
2016 - 2017 Tom White
2021 - 2022 John Ratzenberger
2021 - 2022 Annette Ratzenberger
2022 - 2023 Sandra Austin
2005 Nellie Myrtle Midgette Pridgen
2005 George Stonewall Crocker
2013 Alvin S Hibbs
2016 Martin Kellogg
2023 Richard "Dick" and Jo Fessler