March 17, 2017: Renee Cahoon was appointed as the Chairman of the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission by Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Cahoon has been a Commission member since 2002. She was most recently the Commission’s Vice Chairman since 2013. Cahoon grew up in Swan Quarter, and she spent her summers at North Carolina’s Outer Banks. She was previously the Mayor of Nags Head, N.C., from 1991 to 2000, and she was also the Mayor of that town from 2005 to 2009. She is currently a Nags Head Commissioner. As Chairman, Cahoon succeeds Frank Gorham, who was the Chairman of the state’s top coastal commission since 2013. Gorham submitted his resignation last week, the week of March 5-11, 2017, effective immediately.