Commissioner Ussery recognized for 20 years of service

Photo courtesy Chris Baucom of NCACC Richmond County Commissioner Thad Ussery, left, was honored for 20 years on the board during the the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ 107th Annual Conference from Aug. 14 through Aug. 17 in Asheville.

Photo courtesy Chris Baucom of NCACC
Richmond County Commissioner Thad Ussery, left, was honored for 20 years on the board during the the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ 107th Annual Conference from Aug. 14 through Aug. 17 in Asheville.

Richmond County Commissioner Thad Ussery was honored during the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ 107th Annual Conference, which was held Aug. 14-17 in Buncombe County.

Ussery was one of six county commissioners recognized for achieving 20 years of service as a county commissioner. Ussery was first elected to the Richmond County Board of Commissioners in 1994, and he is seeking a sixth four-year term this November.

“Getting re-elected is quite a feat these days, but to be able to convince the voters to return you to office for two decades is pretty impressive,” said NCACC President Ray Jeffers when presenting the award.

Included in attached photo are Commissioner Ussery receiving 20-year service award from NCACC 2013-14 President Ray Jeffers; a Person County Commissioner; NCACC Executive Director David F. Thompson at right; and seated to the left, NCACC 2014-2015 President Ronnie Beale, a member of the Macon County Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner Thad Ussery expressed his appreciation to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners for honoring him with this award. Mr. Ussery stated that it is an honor to serve the citizens of Richmond County and that “he would like to stay around a little longer” as he seeks re-election in November to a sixth term on the Richmond County Board of Commissioners.

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is the official voice of all 100 counties on issues being considered by the General Assembly, Congress and federal and state agencies. The Association provides expertise to counties in the areas of lobbying, fiscal and legal research, communications, intergovernmental relations, information technology, field visits and risk management services.

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