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. She began her 3rd term in December 2015.
During her first term, the Mayor worked with the City Commissioners to make major senior staff changes in City Hall, improvements to the City’s infrastructure, and develop a strategic planning process geared to achieving the Board’s vision for Oxford.
With these major changes in place, in her third term Jackie will focus on working with the Board and the incoming manager to implement the newly adopted Downtown Master Plan for Oxford and other strategies to strengthen Oxford through sound and responsible planning for growth and development. At the same time, she considers it a primary goal to always to provide affordable, quality services for Oxford’s residents and stakeholders.
Jackie earned a BA in French from Duke University (cum laude) in 1979 and an MPH in Nutrition from the UNC School of Public Health in 1982. She and her husband Hervé, a teacher at JF Webb High School, raised their two children in Oxford.
In addition to serving as Mayor, Jackie worked for over 27 years for the Granville-Vance District Health Department. Before her retirement in 2015, she was the Health Promotion Coordinator and Health Education Supervisor, with a primary emphasis on creating policies and sustainable change that support healthy behaviors. She is a member of the NC and American Dietetic Associations and is serving on the local boards of several social service organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Granville Vance Faith Initiative for Community Action, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, and Families Living Violence Free. She has also been named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation.
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 proud owner of Londyn’s Bridge, a Senior Living Home. 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 and the National Education Association.
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. My wife, Ginnie and I, have lived in Oxford at our current address, since 1978. We have two adult daughters, sons-in-law and three granddaughters. I have been a small business owner in Oxford since 1978 – Currin Building Supply and A-1 Mini-Storage. I currently co-own West Oxford Car Wash. I am a member of Oxford Baptist Church where I have served as a Deacon and Deacon Board Chairman, as well as in other capacities. I was a member of the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department for 26 years, serving as a Captain and Secretary for 17 of those years. I served on the Oxford Planning Board for 6 years. In 2009, I was elected as an Oxford City Commissioner and was re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Committees I have chaired include: Budget and Finance Committee; Planning Committee; Business and Community Development Committee; Property, Building and Real Estate, which I currently chair. I continue to serve as the City’s representative on the Downtown Oxford Economic Development Commission’s Board.
I retired from the US Army in 1976 as a Chief Warrant Officer Helicopter Pilot and Personnel Officer. During the course of my service, I spent two years in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, The Bronze Star, Air Medal and numerous other Awards. While in the Army I also participated in the Degree Completion Program and attended Hampton University in Hampton VA, graduating in 1974 with a BS Degree in Business Management. Upon attending the Durham Public Safety Academy, I served as a Policeman and Fireman with the City of Durham and achieved the rank of Commander of the Police Academy and Personnel Services Officer before retiring. After three years as a Criminal Justice School Director at Vance Granville Community College, I continued my police career with Meredith College for 12 years and retired as Chief of Police in December 2009. I currently chair the Planning, Business & Community Development Committee.
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 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 the Oxford United Methodist 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.