Wayne County’s new 911/Emergency Operations Center will be named for a county commissioner.
On Thursday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved naming the new facility the “A. Joe Gurley, III Emergency Services Building.”
County Manager Craig Honeycutt called it a “joyous day” as the county was able to honor Gurley, who served the county for over 30-years.
Commissioner Wayne Aycock says it was a “great loss” when Gurley passed away.
County Board Chair Ray Mayo says this was the most appropriate way for Wayne County to honor Gurley’s memory.
Gurley served the citizens of Wayne County as the District 4 Commissioner since July of 2014. He was appointed to serve as the chairman of the county board from December of 2018 through December of 2019. Gurley passed away this May.