The Corolla Civic Association (CCA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. We are managed by an elected, unpaid volunteer Board of Directors. Board members serve two-year staggered terms and are elected at the annual meeting in October by the registered members of CCA. The current Board members are:
CCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Barbara Marzetti – President
A seasoned entrepreneur with multi-disciplinary expertise, Barb has co-owned and managed a local restaurant for 10 years, and thus provides broad leadership experience to the CCA and its endeavors. She has strong ties throughout Corolla and Currituck County and is involved in numerous civic and community focused initiatives, committees and activities to enhance and strengthen the CCA service area. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, her early career was in construction specifications & technical writing for architects/engineers & related service firms including government contractors supporting various federal agencies. Her family has been in Ocean Sands for 45 years. They have been full-time residents for 10 years. Her most recent appointed public service position was on the Steering Committee for the current County Land Use Plan, as well as being a member of the Ocean Sands & Crown Point Stormwater Service District Advisory Board, and the Ocean Sands Water & Sewer Service District Advisory Board.
Tony Cerri – Board Member
Tony spent 20 years in the Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry. He spent the next 23 years as either a DoD contractor or civil servant. The majority of this time was as a computer scientist leading development teams supporting Joint experimentation and training or data science teams exploring the state of the possible for the Army. He has been the president of a 600 family HoA and the disaster services lead for the Hampton Roads chapter of the American Red Cross. Current retirement projects include working as a volunteer docent at the Currituck Beach Lighthouse; helping the capital campaign to build a new Corolla school house; helping the capital campaign to build a new engineering center at West Point, his alma mater; keeping grandkids away from screens; and, finally, the challenge/passion that keeps on giving; learning to surf with a paddle board.
Edward Cornet – Board Member
Ed and his wife Kathi live in the Ocean Hill subdivision where Ed is a past President of their property owners association. Ed was a managing partner of the international management consulting firm of Booz Allen Hamilton specializing in telecommunications and advanced technology commercial applications. He served as a professor in the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School training MBA students in management consulting. Since retirement he has spent eight years serving on County advisory boards on Economic Development Advisory Board and future Land Use Planning.
Wayne Evans – Board Member
Wayne and his wife Betty purchased their home in The Villages at Ocean Hills in 2012 and moved here permanently in 2014. They are very active with the Outer Banks Community Foundation, creating the Sargent Joshua Rimer Memorial Veterans Fund, Elizabeth and Wayne Evans Nursing Scholarship and the Evans Family Fund which supports many Corolla and other local charities. They are also involved in fundraising for the WEVS addition to their school. Wayne was the owner/president of AIS Commercial Parts and Service which installed/ repaired equipment in commercial kitchens in five states. He retired in 2020. Wayne served on the Beaver County Pa. Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.
Ben Watson – Board Member
Ben has been a full time resident of Corolla since 2010, with experience working within the community at various restaurants and businesses. Originally from Maryland, Ben graduated from Salisbury University and has been the owner/operator of Sandbar Home Inspections, based here in Corolla, for the last 5 years. The newest member of the board, he hopes to increase CCA participation within the full time resident community and help encourage responsible development within Corolla.