Grady Hunter Award presented to area leaders

Wayne Moore is presented with the Grady Hunter Award.

The Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) has presented the Grady Hunter Award for Regional Excellence to Alvin Foster Mayor of the Town of Yanceyville, Jim Matheny Montgomery County Commissioner, and Wayne Moore Town of Jonesville Commissioner.

PTRC presents the Grady Hunter award to current PTRC board members who demonstrate dedication and service to the region. The award is named in honor of the late Grady Hunter, a long-time Yadkin County Commissioner and member of the Council’s Board of Delegates for 19 years. The award honors an individual dedicated to public service and the local issues facing the Triad.

According to a press release from PTRC, the 2020 Grady Hunter Award recipients were chosen for their dedication and efforts to improve the lives of the community in the region. Mayor Alvin Foster has shown his dedication over the last 15 years through his service on the Regional Planning Organization (RPO) board since his active role on the PTRC Executive Committee board as Yanceyville’s representative.

Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Matheny’s service to the region is seen in his dedication to serving the PTRC Board. His passion for seeing the success of Montgomery County and the region is highlighted in the role he plays on the Piedmont Triad Region Development Corporation (PTRDC), where he served as Vice-Chair and led many of the meetings.

“Jim’s voice will be missed on our boards in his retirement, but his dedication will leave a lasting effect on not just Montgomery County but also the region,” said Matthew Dolge, Executive Director of the PTRC.

Jonesville Commissioner Wayne Moore has been an active PTRC member for over eight years. He has played a role on the PTRC Executive Committee, Northwest Piedmont Rural Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee, and has served on PTRDC.