The Wilson County Board of County Commissioners has won the 2020 County Commissioners of the Year Award presented by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA). The award is given to a board of county commissioners that is nominated by the local board of education in recognition of their extraordinary efforts.
Nominated by the Wilson County Board of Education, the board of commissioners were recognized during the awards ceremony of the virtual NCSBA Annual Conference for Board Member Development on November 6. Last year, the commissioners toured the district’s three high schools to examine much needed repairs and immediately took action. They allocated $2 million, in addition to the already allocated $1 million in capital outlay, to improve athletic fields and tennis courts and to build two new tracks. “These county commissioners have a history of thinking outside the box to provide the district with the support it needs to ensure that students are successful,” said NCSBA Immediate Past President Brenda Stephens.