A Scotland County resident was among those honored recently by the Lumber River Council of Governments.
Phyllis Lowery of Wagram received the 2011 Annie Kohnen Award for Regional Clerk of the Year. The award is named for long-time Scotland County Clerk Annie Kohnen.
“This award is given in recognition of the relentless work performed by clerks in each of our municipalities and counties,” said Holly M. Hunt, marketing specialist for the Lumber River Council of Governments.
The presentation took place during the council’s annual meeting in Pembroke.
Durham White of Robeson County received the 2011 Dr. Stanley A. Richardson Award for Workforce Development Board Member of the Year. The 2011 Rural Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee Member of the Year was presented to Leon Maynor of Lumberton, while Larry Martin of Bladen County was the recipient of the 2011 Aging Advisory Council Member of the Year.
The 2011 Calvin Haggins Award for Outstanding LRCOG Board Member of the Year was presented to Timothy Blount of Bladen County.
The LRCOG is a planning and service agency representing cities and towns of Region N, which is composed of Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties.