Goldsboro Mayor Chuck Allen receives several honors.
At Monday’s City Council meeting, Durwood Stephenson, the Director of the U.S. 70 Corridor Commission, announced a five mile portion of the Goldsboro Bypass (future I-42) from Highway 13 to Beston Road will be named in honor of Allen.
Philip Baddour presented Mayor Allen with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state award for individuals who have shown extraordinary service to the state and their community.
Gov. Roy Cooper also appeared via video to present Mayor Allen the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
Cooper noted Allen’s 20+ year commitment to the community, and talked about his dedication to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and its military families.
The Governor says Allen has made Goldsboro a better place for people to live, work and play.
House Majority Leader John Bell presented Mayor Allen with a certificate of recognition from the N.C. General Assembly.
Council member Bill Broadaway says Allen is a special person that loves Goldsboro.
Broadaway noted that Allen has done many things for the city that residents may not even be aware of.
Allen has taken a health-related leave of absence from his mayoral duties since mid-March.