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Ocracoke Preservation Society

49 Water Plant Road
Ocracoke, NC 27960

252-928-7375


OPS Mission Statement (adopted August 1999) :


The Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS) was incorporated as a non-profit group existing under the laws and regulations of the State of North Carolina and dedicated to:

Encouraging, assisting, advising, and participating in the identification, preservation, and restoration of significant structures, buildings, districts, objects of local interest, historic charm, distinctive character and natural endowments of Ocracoke Island;

Facilitating and encouraging public participation in preservation programs and activities;

Cooperating with other agencies, organizations, and individuals, public and private, including the extension of such technical and financial assistance as may be available';

Purchasing, accepting, holding, and administering gifts of money, securities, or other property of whatsoever character for the purpose of carrying out its program;

Carrying out any other function to its overall purposes not otherwise inconsistent with the law.

The purpose of the organization shall be:

To encourage, assist, advise, and participate in the identification, preservation, and restoration of significant structures, buildings, districts, objects of local interest, historic charm, distinctive character and natural endowments of Ocracoke Island.

To facilitate and encourage public participation in preservation programs and activities.

To cooperate with other agencies, organizations and individuals, public and private, including the extension of such technical and financial assistance as may be available.

To purchase, accept, hold, and administer gifts of money, securities, or other property of whatsoever character for the purpose of carrying out its program.

To carry out any other function related to its overall purposes not otherwise inconsistent with the law.

To operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as referred to in Sections 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 ("the Code") or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, and further, to operate exclusively for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, or to carry out the purposes of the organization within the meaning of Section 509 (a) (3) (A) of the Code or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, therein generally called "exempt purposes"; and

To encourage and assist local, state, and national legislators to enforce legislation consistent with our purposes.

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