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Mayor Jacqueline (Jackie) vdH Sergent, MPH, RD, LDN
After serving two years as a City Commissioner, Jackie Sergent first took office as Mayor of Oxford in December 2011.
Now in her 4th term, Jackie maintains an open-door policy for all residents and stakeholders, believing that accessibility encourages community engagement and partnerships; both critical to a thriving community. With 27 years’ experience in local public health, Jackie is committed to weighing the facts and working with others to enhance opportunities for residents and businesses alike to achieve the Board’s vision of “an extraordinary quality of life for all.”
Believing also that serving the community is about creating a web of understanding and support, Jackie serves on the advisory boards of the Granville County Emergency Food & Shelter Program, Boys & Girls Club, Families Living Violence Free, as well as on the Granville-Vance District Board of Health and the Foundation Board for UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is a member of the Oxford Rotary Club, the Granville County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, the NC and National Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition, and various other local committees. Jackie graduated cum laude from Duke University (BA French) in 1979 and from the UNC School of Public Health (MPH Nutrition) in 1982. She and her husband Hervé, raised their two children in Oxford.
Calvin "CJ"Harris, Jr., Mayor Pro Tem
I am an Oxford North Carolina native. Upon graduation from J.F. Webb Senior High School I left Oxford to attend college. I continued my maternal legacy and graduated from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham North Carolina where I received bachelors degrees in Political Science and History. While being on the board of Commissioners and working full time as well as opening a business, I completed a Masters Degree in School Administration at NCCU. I have also done further graduate studies at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. I am a member of New Hope Granville Missionary Baptist Church. There I am a member of the hospitality committee, member of the Spiritual Voices Choir and the Voices of Hope Mass Choir. I am also a member of the Five County Mental Health Board Authority overseeing operations for over 8,000 clients serving Granville, Vance, Franklin, Warren and Halifax Counties. When I was elected in 2009 I was the youngest elected official in the State of North Carolina. With that distinction I was given the opportunity to meet Vice President Joe Biden of the Obama Administration. I currently chair the Budget and Finance Committee. I am also on the Planning, Business, & Community Development Committee and the Public Safety Committee. I have served the Oxford Board of Commissioners since 2009. I have served as Mayor Pro Tempore since 2015.
I am the son of Calvin and T. Carolyn Thomas Harris of Oxford North Carolina. My maternal grandmother is Dorothy Coley Thomas of Creedmoor. I am a member of the Northern Piedmont Chapter of the NCCU Alumni Association, North Carolina Black Elected Municipal Officials, National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, National Association of Black Male Educators, the National Education Association, the Zeta Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and Blooming Star Lodge #53 of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina and Jurisdiction, Inc.
I am a native of Oxford and a graduate of JF Webb High School. I received my B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Atlantic Christian College/Barton College in Wilson, NC.
I am one of eleven children born to Angus and Sadie Bridges, I am married and have three children, In 1981, I received my Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law, and began my law career. I was the first judge to preside in Granville, Franklin and Vance counties in the newly established Teen courts. Teen court involves real juvenile cases and teens play every role in court except for the judge. In 2013, I was reelected City Commissioner for the City of Oxford. I currently serve on the Recreation, Parks & Environment committee, the Property, Buildings & Real Estate Committee as well as chair the Personnel Committee.
I was born and raised in Oxford, NC along with my two sisters by our parents Joe and Henrietta Taylor. I graduated from Mary Potter High School and attended UNC Wilmington and VGCC. I am a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving three years and a retired state employee. I have been married to Willie S. Fields 34 years, and we have three daughters; Tameko, Johnathan and Brandie and three grandchildren; Nia, Kyel, and Donnell Jr. I am a very active member of Penn Avenue Missionary Baptist Church as a Sunday school teacher, usher, choir member and director of the Youth choir. I also drive a school bus. Recently elected to the Board of Commissioners, I serve on the Public Safety and the Property, building and real estate committees and chair the Recreation Parks & Environment Committee.
I am a native of South Carolina. Married with three grown children. I am a member of Oxford Baptist Church, a deacon and have served as Chairman twice. I received my Undergraduate Degree from Clemson University and my Masters Degree from N.C. State University. I am a US Army veteran and I worked for 29 years with Burlington Industries closing as Division Mgr. of Training & Development. Worked as a consultant in H.R. issues and management development. Managed a customer service operation in RTP. I am active in our community as a Past Post Commander of American Legion Post #90, Past President of Oxford Lions Club, a recipient of Jack Stickley Award for Dedicated Humanitarian Services, a member of the Granville County Human Relations Commission. I have served as a part-time instructor for VGCC.
I am a native of Oxford, and the son of Mozelle Milton Woodlief and the late Alvin Woodlief Sr. I was married to Anita Currin Woodlief for forty-four years, who passed away in 2011. We have two sons, Adam and Aaron. I am the proud grandfather of three granddaughters and one grandson. I have a BS and a Master’s in business and accounting. I was owner and operator of Oxford’s first radio station, which I purchased from the Critcher family in 1972. Over the next 42 years, my wife and I owned and operated over two dozen stations in NC, VA, and SC. I served as an Oxford City Commissioner from1987- 2001, during which I served as Mayor Pro-Tem for six of those years, after serving as commissioner consecutively for fifteen years, I was elected Mayor in 2001 and served in that capacity until my wife passed away in 2011. During my tenure as Commissioner, I also served as Finance Committee Chairman. While serving as Mayor, I served on several National League of Cities committees. I was voted Kerr-Tar Regional Counsel of Governments municipal elected official in 2001, my first year as Mayor. Mayor Hugh Currin and I are the only Oxford elected officials ever to be honored. I was re-elected to the Board of Commisioners in 2015. I serve on the Airport Authority as well as the Finance Committee, among others. I am a member of Oxford Baptist Church and have been very active in many community organizations. I am a Master Mason, a member of Oxford Lodge 122, the Granville County Shrine Club, and serve on the Oxford Zoning Board of Adjustment. I was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow award by the Oxford Rotary club, a thirty-five year member of the Oxford Volunteer Fire Company, and a member of the North Carolina Broadcast Association for thirty-five years serving as a director as well as a president for two years. My main goal as a commissioner is to bring back to downtown Oxford. I believe Oxford needs a few key businesses to bring others. I will also be working to improve the relationship with Granville County and its municipalities. I can be reached anytime by calling 919-482-0512 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have over twenty-five years of experience in city government, so if you need me, I am there for you.