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SPOTLIGHT - Lisa Stites

Lisa Stites has been the Town Clerk for Oak Island since August of 2010. She became involved with the NCAMC right from the start and has been serving on various committees and the Board of Directors ever since, including We Share Our Services, State Certification, Program & Education, Scholarship and the Nominating Committee. Lisa has earned her CMC and MMC status and is passionate about educational opportunities for clerks. She was instrumental in planning and scheduling the North Carolina Association’s first-ever Athenian Dialogue in Waxhaw in 2018.

Prior to working for the Town of Oak Island, Lisa was a reporter for a newspaper in Southport, and she also previously worked as a Deputy Clerk of Court in Brunswick County.

She had her husband Jeffrey have lived on Oak Island since 1994. They are the proud parents of 21-year-old son, John, a recent college graduate who lives and works in Greensboro, NC. She and Jeffrey also have a big hound dog named Rufus who loves to bark at the waves on his beach walks.

Jeffrey and Lisa own and publish Southport Magazine and Leland Magazine, with Jeffrey wearing most of the hats as a small-town publisher.

Lisa graduated from Penn State University in 1993 with a B.A. in Journalism. She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and after college graduation, she and Jeffrey fled the cold winters and landed on the North Carolina coast.

When she’s not working, Lisa loves to travel, whether it’s a week away to Disney World or a quick day trip to Charleston. She loves seeing new places and taking pictures, and has recently started doing more projects with her craft cutting machine, designing her own digital files for making iron-ons for shirts and bags and decals for cars and cups.