Governor Appoints Garcia to Historic Bath Commission
WINTERVILLE—N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Pitt Community College instructor Regina Garcia to serve on the state’s Historic Bath Commission as an at-large member.
A Greenville resident, Garcia will join commission members in overseeing the historical maintenance and improvement of North Carolina’s oldest incorporated township. As an eastern North Carolina native, she says she is excited about the opportunity to serve on the board, in part, because she has “deep familial roots” in the Bath area.
“My family in this country stretches back into colonial times—and on indigenous lines even before,” Garcia said. “They hail from all over eastern North Carolina but, in more recent generations, Pitt, Martin, Beaufort, Craven, Carteret, Washington and Pamlico counties.”
A member of PCC’s English faculty since 1999, Garcia also serves in many other capacities on campus. She is the PCC Global Education Programs coordinator, chair of the college’s Multicultural Activities Committee, and co-coordinator of the PCC Scholars of Global Distinction program.
In addition to more than 20 years of professional teaching experience and engagement in cultural programming, Garcia brings to the Historic Bath Commission a commitment to sharing diverse stories through the preservation of architecture, landmarks and other artistic and communicative methods. She also offers a unique perspective of “what the wonderfully diverse people of North Carolina need to see” and an understanding of the significance of “maintaining a lens that acknowledges the importance of thoughtful historic preservation.”
Established in 1959, the Historic Bath Commission was created to acquire, develop, and restore historic property in Bath, a Beaufort County municipality incorporated in 1705. In accordance with North Carolina general statutes, the commission assists the N.C. Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources on matters pertaining to the administration of the Bath State Historic Site and submits an annual report to the secretary detailing its activities, holdings and finances.