JONESVILLE — Longtime Jonesville City Council Member Wayne Moore was honored on Monday. Moore didn’t file for re-election and Monday was his closing assembly as a member of the council. Moore has served on the council for 17 years. In a shock ceremony, Moore was offered with the Grady Hunter Award.
Matthew Dolge, Government Director of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council, and County Chairman Kevin Austin offered the award which is called for a previous Yadkin County Commissioner and honors native leaders.
Dolge, who served because the very first city supervisor of the city of Jonesville, mirrored on Moore’s years of service to the city and likewise his work as a member of the Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments which then merged to turn out to be the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. Dolge referred to as Moore’s management instrumental in these organizations.
“Wayne has been an amazing chief for us. He was a type of trusted voices within the room that folks would go to,” stated Dolge.
Moore gave a quick speech reflecting on his 17 years on the City Council and the adjustments that had come to the city throughout his tenure.
“I do have some valuable reminiscences,” Moore stated of his time on the board.
The city’s water system updates, the Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority partnership with Ronda and Elkin, the partnership with Elkin for the ABC Retailer which brings in income for each cities, had been just some of the accomplishments Moore famous.
“Our relationship with Elkin has modified a lot through the years,” Moore additionally shared. “Seventeen years in the past there was little or no dialogue between the 2 cities.” He additionally famous the upcoming challenge to construct a footbridge connecting the 2 cities.
Moore additionally praised the work of city workers, notably throughout the previous few months of the pandemic.
“I’ve to say that my tenure with the city of Jonesville in town board has been one of the vital rewarding factor in my life,” Moore concluded. “I shall be right here to assist you.”
City Supervisor Michael Pardue and different board members thanked Moore for his management and work on the board.
On Monday, re-elected Councilmembers Tracy Wall and Regina Adkins in addition to newcomer to the board Michael Tilley had been sworn in.
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