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,” association President Ray Jeffers said when presenting the award.
Ussery expressed his appreciation to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners for honoring him with this award. He said it’s an honor to serve Richmond County residents and he “would like to stay around a little longer.” Ussery is seeking a sixth term on the county board in November’s general election.