Commissioners Kevin Austin, Marion Welborn and David Moxley were sworn in at the Monday meeting of the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners. The three Republican incumbents ran unopposed in the recent election and were reelected to serve on the board. Austin was nominated and elected by the board to retain his role as chairman and Moxley as vice chairman.
Following a monthly update from Human Services Director Kim Harrell, several county employees were recognized for their recent achievements. County Tax Assessor Phyllis Adams was named Tax Assessor of the Year recently at the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers conference. County Manager Lisa Hughes and board members had high praise for Adams and the work she has done in the county tax office.
“It’s a great honor to have this, but the honor belongs to the staff because without a good staff you won’t have a good administrator,” Adams said.
She also thanked the board for their support. “Y’all are to be commended as well as us,” she said.
Also recognized at the meeting was Gary Groce and the county’s finance department, including Brittany Allen, accounting specialist, and Lindsey Cearlock, business officer. They recently received an award for Distinguished Budget Presentation from the Government Finance Officers Association. Hughes said the award had long been a goal for the county and one they hope to receive again.
During board action, the commissioners approved a contract with CW Electric to upgrade the lighting in the county courthouse.
Also, Austin was selected to represent the board as voting delegate for the Legislative Goals Conference, which will take place in January.
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