Commissioner, Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Number of years involved in NACo: 9
Years in public service: 22
Occupation: Retired police officer
Education: Master’s of public administration, B.S. in criminal justice, A.A. in correctional science
The hardest thing I’ve ever done was: Take the MPA comprehensive exam.
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and President Obama.
A dream I have is to: Provide a great education for every person.
You’d be surprised to learn that I: Sing metered hymns.
My favorite way to relax is to: Listen to jazz music.
I’m most proud of: My son and his accomplishments.
Every morning I read: The news.
My favorite meal is: Fried pork chops or lamb.
My pet peeve is: Rude people.
My motto is: If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain.
My favorite movie is: The Color Purple.
My favorite music is: Jazz.
My favorite U.S. president is: Barack Obama.
My county is a NACo member because: Our county gets so much from being a member. One of the most important things is the benefit of proven ideas that work to immediately solve issues that exist in our county.