Former Goldsboro Mayor Chuck Allen has been presented with the N.C. League of Municipalities’ Meritorious Lifetime Membership Award, recognizing his outstanding service to North Carolina’s cities and towns.
The award from the organization’s Board of Directors follows his service on the board since 2017.
Allen, a business owner and developer professionally, first came to elected local leadership as a member of the Goldsboro City Council in 1999 and became mayor in 2015. Additional roles include chair of the Wayne County Development Alliance, chair of the Goldsboro Metropolitan Organization, and a governor-appointed member of the N.C. Military Affairs Commission. He was also a founding member of the Highway 70 Corridor Commission, an intergovernmental group focused on safety and economics along the corridor. A section of the U.S. 70 Bypass was recently named for Allen.
“Chuck Allen has shown unrivaled dedication to municipal government and made substantial contributions to assist cities and towns improve the lives of their residents,” states a resolution drafted by the NCLM Board and presented by NCLM President Karen Alexander in the mayor’s honor.
Allen stepped down from his role as mayor in June to focus on health.
The NCLM Board credited Allen for his role in downtown Goldsboro’s dramatic transformation in recent years as well as maintaining strong relationships with North Carolina’s military presence and with the N.C. General Assembly. His ideas and tone were an important part of the NCLM Board.
“Chuck Allen,” the resolution states, “during his time on the NCLM Board of Directors, has helped transform the organization into a modern advocacy and service organization with clear purpose and the ability to connect with state leaders to advance policies that keep municipalities strong.”
The NCLM gives its deepest thanks to Allen and his family for their service and care.