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Davidson to honor retiring Town Manager Leamon Brice

The town of Davidson is inviting the public to attend its Jack Burney Community Service Award ceremony on Wednesday to honor Leamon Brice, who is retiring after 25 years in his position.  The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St., with a performance by the North Mecklenburg Moravian Band.  An award ceremony and reception will follow the band’s performance.

Brice will be the latest recipient of the honor, which Davidson started awarding to worthy individuals in 2004. The award is given to people who have served the community and is named after the late G. Jackson Burney, who volunteered to help the town with planning and communications.

Burney also was in charge of the Charlotte Chamber Economic Development program for 10 years.  He was a White House delegate to a conference on balanced growth and economic development and an advisor to the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Balanced Growth.

Brice is continuing to work for the city until the end of the year to help the new town manager, Jamie Justice, transition into the job. Brice also lives in Davidson.

For more information about the ceremony, contact Cristina Shaul, Davidson’s public information officer, at 704-940-9602 or go to www.townofdavidson.org/burneyaward.

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