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Carter to keynote NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

SoVaNow.com / January 09, 2019
The Mecklenburg County NAACP Branch will mark the birthday of Nobel Peace prize recipient and slain civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Chase City Rescue Squad Building in Chase City. Speaking at this year’s banquet will be Mecklenburg County Administrator Wayne Carter III.

Carter is a native of Mecklenburg County, having attended Boydton Elementary School and graduating from Bluestone Senior High School in 1978. He continued his education at Virginia Tech and graduated in 1983 with a B.S. in Finance and Management. He began his career with Mecklenburg County in 1989 as the first zoning administrator of the county. He developed and implemented the first zoning codes. In 1992 he became director of planning and environmental services where he worked until 1999 when assistant county administrator was added to his many job responsibilities. He was appointed county administrator in 2004.

Carter’s years of service to Mecklenburg County and his extensive knowledge of construction from working in his family’s business has proven to be invaluable to local government. During his tenure Mecklenburg County has prospered and he has overseen many projects.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated worker, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10, children under 16. For further information, please call (434) 738-7797 or contact any member of the NAACP.



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