The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) presented its prestigious County Commissioners of the Year Award to the Perquimans Board of County Commissioners.
The board was recognized during the awards ceremony of the Association’s 2023 Annual Conference for Board Member Development in Greensboro on November 14. The Perquimans County Board of Education nominated their commissioners for the award and described experiencing a transformation driven by strategic leadership over the past five years. The collaboration among key leaders, including a re-elected chair of commissioners, a new county manager, and school superintendent, has not only resulted in phenomenal growth in student achievement but also a significant overhaul of school operations. This success is underpinned by teamwork and partnership, clearly demonstrated through increased current expense funding for three consecutive years. This commitment is further evident in the collaboration with local agencies and businesses, showcasing a dedicated effort to make Perquimans County the preferred place to live, learn, prosper, and play.
The County Commissioners of the Year Award is given to a board of county commissioners that is nominated by the local board of education in recognition of their extraordinary efforts.