Meet Patrick E. Harris

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Patrick E. Harris, Vice Chairman

Representing: District 5

Sworn in: December 2018

Term Expires in: 2026



Professional Positions

Former owner of Barbecue Provision Company, LLC
Former owner of Southern Smokehouse BBQ
Chief Executive Officer / CFO Smithfield Crossings Family Healthcare, PA
Chief Executive Officer / CFO Urgent Care of Smithfield, PA
Co-founder / Managing Member of Harris Health, LLC
Retired Director of Emergency Services, Town of Smithfield, NC


National Fire Academy
North Carolina Justice Academy
Emergency Management Institute
Johnston Community College
North Carolina 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 of Directors
  • Johnston Community College Public Safety Advisory Committee
  • Johnston County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  • Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation Board of Directors
  • NC Association of County Commissioners General Government Steering Committee
  • NC Association of County Commissioners Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee
  • NC Association of County Commissioners Health and Human Services Steering Committee
  • Association of North Carolina Boards of Health, Board of Directors

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 and Heroism 1995
  • Firefighter of The Year, North Carolina Jaycees
  • Luby Hocutt Dedicated Service Award
  • Named one of The Five Outstanding Public Servants in North Carolina, by The NC Jaycees 2002




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Page last updated on:  November 30, 2023