Rob Zapple

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County Commissioner

Rob Zapple has been Elected to serve a four-year term from December 22, 2014 to December 3, 2018, from December 3, 2018 to December 2022, and from December 5, 2022 to December 2026.

Personal Data

Commissioner Rob Zapple and his wife Michele have lived, worked and made a positive contribution in New Hanover County for more than 22 years as community members and small business owners. Rob is a licensed General Contractor, residential and commercial builder, and owner of Rob Zapple Design and Build Inc., and Michele is co-owner of Carolina Gymnastics Academy. They have three children, all of whom attended New Hanover County public schools and have graduated from North Carolina Universities. Rob is an advocate for the public process and is active with several non-profit organizations that serve Wilmington and New Hanover County in his efforts to help our community grow and prosper.

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Representative

  • Airlie Gardens Foundation Board of Directors
  • Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
  • Legion Stadium Commission
  • Lower Cape Fear River Program Advisory Board
  • Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority
  • Smart Start of New Hanover County
  • Trillium Health Resources - Southern Regional Advisory Board

Community Involvement

  • Rotary International, Downtown Wilmington Rotary Club
  • Past President and current Interim Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts Inc. Board of Trustees
  • WHQR Radio and Board of Directors
  • LINC Local Reentry Council Executive Committee
  • Former member Cape Fear Green Building Alliance Board of Directors

Professional Organizations

  • North Carolina Building Code Council
  • NACo Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee
  • NACo Resilient Counties Advisory Board