North Carolina State Government - The Executive Branch - Cabinet Departments

North Carolina Cabinet Departments as of 2016*

Cabinet Department

Year
Established

Current Leader
(Feb. 2016)

Current
Website

Notes / Comments
Department of Administration

1957

Kathryn L. Johnson
Acting Secretary

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Department of Commerce

1977

John E. Skvarla, III
Secretary

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Department of Environmental Quality

2015

Donald R. van der Vaart
Secretary

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Began as Department of Natural & Economic Resources in 1971, with some entities starting much earlier.
Department of Health & Human Services

1997

Rick Brajer
Secretary

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Began as the Department of Human Resources in 1971.
Department of Information Technology

2015

Keith Werner
Secretary / SCIO

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Was the Office of Information Technology Services.
Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

2015

Cornell A. Wilson, Jr.
Maj. Gen. USMC Retired
Secretary

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Department of Public Safety continues to oversee the NC National Guard.
Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

2015

Susan W. Kluttz
Secretary

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Began as the Department of Art, Culture, & History in 1971.
Department of Public Safety

2012

Frank L. Perry
Secretary

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Began as the Department of Crime Control & Public Safety in 1977.
Department of Revenue

1921

Jeff Epstein
Secretary

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Re-established in 1973 under new Statute due to government restructuring.
Department of Transportation

1979

Nick Tennyson
Secretary

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Began in 1915 as the State Highway Commission. In 1971, became the Department of Transportation & Highway Safety. In 1979, just NCDOT.

* Most of this information comes from each department's official website as of February 2016. Some information, such as year originated and previous incarnation, comes from the NC Statutes as of February 2016 - Click Here to view.


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