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Youngsville town clerk recognized as best in region

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YOUNGSVILLE — During an awards banquet hosted by the Kerr Terr Regional Council of Governments on Thursday, Sept. 26. Emily Hurd was recognized by that organization as the region’s Clerk to the Board of the Year.

The KTCOG serves Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren counties and the municipalities therein. Thus, Hurd’s nomination for the prestigious Clerk of the Year award was weighed against all other nominations in that region.

In Town Administrator Phil Cordeiro’s nomination, he commented of Hurd, “Ms. Hurd is a public servant of the highest quality and sets the example for others to emulate.”

During the award ceremony Youngsville Mayor Fonzie Flowers presented Hurd with her award in-person.

“The town of Youngsville is a rapidly growing town of 2,000 residents, and until November of 2018, Emily was the only full-time staff member in the administration department,” Flowers said. “She leads by example and regularly takes on many roles outside her normal area of responsibility. She consistently takes the initiative to help the team in any way she can and makes a marked difference in the morale of town staff.”