Meet the Mayor & Board of Commissioners
- Contact Information for Oxford's Mayor and Board of Commissioners
- Goals of the Board of Commissioners
- Mayor's Committee appointments
- Mayoral and Board Proclamations Guidelines and Samples
- 2023 Board Meeting Dates
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. 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 of 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.
Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Fields
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 for 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 Property, building, and real estate committees and chair the Recreation Parks & Environment Committee.
Commissioner Quon Bridges
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.
Commissioner Ron Bullock
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 Master's 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.
Commissioner John Tovey
Born in London UK, I have seven children, 13 grandchildren, and two Great Grandchildren. Before moving to the United States, I worked as a Bus Driver and then as a Paramedic in London, before being recruited by Her Majesties Government. In 1992, I came to the United States where I lived in Michigan with my wife where we bought a small farm. After several years and a divorce, I moved to Florida where I began a career as a Flight Attendant, during which time I taught flight crews Self Defense and how to handle terrorist threats. This in turn led me to meet my current wife and we've been together for 18 years. After several visits to Oxford when visiting family, my wife and I fell in love with this town and decided to retire and move here, which is a decision we have never regretted. I currently serve as a deacon and chairman of the Ushers at Oxford Baptist Church; I'm a member and former President of the Oxford Lions Club; a recipient of the "Melvin Jones Fellow" Award for dedicated humanitarian services; I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and in the past, the ACIM in Oxford. I am also a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
I am Teresa Smith Gilreath and I am proud to serve as an elected City Commissioner. I am currently serving as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee; a member of the Planning and Community Development Board; the Public Works, Water, and Infrastructure Committee as well as the Granville Greenway Advisory Council. I am a native of Granville County, originally from Creedmoor, and have lived in Oxford since 1993. I graduated from South Granville High School, the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, and North Carolina Central University School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. I am a 2020 retiree from the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services having worked at Murdoch Developmental Center, Long Leaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, Whitaker School, Wright School, and the Eastern Adolescent Treatment Facility as an advocate and/or manager. I am currently a Trustee, financial secretary, youth leader, and usher at New Light Baptist Church in Wake Forest and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and League of Women Voters. I am married to Vincent Gilreath and we have two school-aged children.
Commissioner Bryan Cohn
Bryan, his wife Ashley, and their three children live in Oxford's beautiful Downtown historic district. Originally from Durham, both Bryan and Ashley have deep family ties to Oxford and the surrounding area and are proud to call Oxford their home and raise their children in such a wonderful community. Working from his home office Bryan is a Senior Solution Engineer focusing on manufacturing Plant Production, Food Safety, Quality, & Compliance. Previously Bryan served as Vice President of Supply Chain and Market Development at Chapel-Hill scale food service and operations management, having held leadership roles at Couche-Tard and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Bryan attended Riverside High school in Durham and North Carolina State University. In 2021 Bryan became an alumnus of the prestigious discipleship and leadership development program Triangle Fellows, the flagship program of the Redeemer Center for Faith and Work.
Commissioner Seth Lumpkins
I was born and raised here in Oxford and continue to live here with my wife Mallory and our precious daughter. We are blessed to call this town our home! I graduated from J.F. Webb high school in 2009, East Carolina University (B.S. Criminal Justice) in 2013, and Campbell University School of Law (Juris Doctor) in 2017. I currently work as an attorney for the North Carolina Industrial Commission and was elected to serve as an Oxford City Commissioner in November 2021. I am also a member of Oxford Baptist Church and serve on the Campbell University School of Law Alumni Association Board. In my free time, you can find me either spending time with family, golfing, or fishing.