RALEIGH, NC — State Rep. John Bell received the 2022 League of North Carolina Municipalities Community Champions Award this week for his legislative work benefiting North Carolina cities and towns during of the last year.
“I am honored to be recognized with this award for my efforts to support our local communities,” said Bell. “We are very proud of our recent budget, which provided significant investments for our cities and towns, including historic funding for flood resilience and water and sewer improvements. It’s great to see our local leaders using these resources to better serve our citizens and communities.
Outgoing NCLM President Karen Alexander praised Bell’s efforts related to the diverse infrastructure needs of cities and towns.
“Representative Bell has been instrumental in securing funding for cities and towns related to making our communities more resilient to storms and other natural disasters, as well as meeting water and in sewers from so many of our towns across the state,” said Alexander, who is mayor of Salisbury.
She added that cities and towns had a special legislative session last year, with lawmakers addressing the pandemic response, public safety priorities and a range of infrastructure needs.
Bell was named the recipient of the award, along with State Senator Michael Lazzara, at the NCLM’s 2022 annual CItyVision conference held in Wilmington in late April. The Bell representative was unable to attend and receive the award at this time.
About the League
The League of Municipalities of North Carolina is a member-driven organization that represents the interests of cities and towns in the state. Through their collective efforts, League member cities better serve their residents and improve their quality of life.
For more than 100 years, the League has been a voice for cities and towns working for a better North Carolina.