Nash board recognizes staff


Staff Writer

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NASHVILLE —The Nash County Board of Commissioners during Monday's meeting recognized employees who have contributed to the United Way.

The United Way first recognized Nash County board Chairman Robbie Davis for his landmark contributions including helping the organization get into its new building.

County Manager Zee Lamb as well as several department heads also were recognized.

"It means so much when we give back as public employees," Lamb told his staff.

Jesse Lewis, executive director of Peacemakers, spoke about how his organization has helped the under-resourced residents of south Rocky Mount since 2012.

Poverty is really a lack of access and connectivity instead of a lack of material resources, Lewis said.

Peacekeepers seeks to end generational poverty through job readiness, housing redevelopment and education, Lewis said.

"We take a long-term approach," Lewis said. "We don't have all the answers. We partner with the residents to find the answers."

In other business, the board postponed until December a vote on whether to abate property taxes for Pfizer.