Meet Patrick E. Harris

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Patrick E. Harris, Vice Chairman

Representing: District 5

Sworn in: December 2018

Term Expires in: 2022



Professional Positions

Owner of Barbecue Provision Company, LLC
Retired Chief Executive Officer / CFO Smithfield Crossings Family Healthcare, Urgent Care of Smithfield, and Cofounder/Managing Member of Harris Health, LLC
Retired Director of Emergency Services, Town of Smithfield, NC


National Fire Academy
Emergency Management Institute
Johnston Community College
North Carolina Justice Academy
NC Institute of Government
Trinity College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Catawba Valley Community College

Professional Service

Currently serving on the following Boards/Committees:

  • Johnston County Board of Health
  • Johnston County Social Services Board
  • Johnston County EMS Advisory Committee 
  • Johnston County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  • Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation Board of Directors Commissioner Representative
  • Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce Economic Development & Governmental Affairs Committee

Other and Former Service:

  • Johnston County Fireman’s Association, Past President
  • Johnston County Fire Chief’s Association, Past President
  • Johnston County Republican Party, Past Vice Chairman and Chairman
  • Emergency Services Advisory Committee, Past Vice Chairman

Awards and Recognitions

  • North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine 2015
  • North Carolina Governors Award for Bravery & Heroism 1995
  • Firefighter of The Year, North Carolina Jaycees
  • Luby Hocutt Dedicated Service Award
  • One of The Five Outstanding Public Servants in North Carolina, by The NC Jaycees 2002

Page last updated on:  June 8, 2022