In an effort to recognize outstanding dedication and contributions by a member of our organization, in 2011, President Michelle Babson initiated the “Famed Lightered Knot Award”.
Definition: Resined heartwood pine that has become almost petrified or fossilized — thereby rot resistant. Because of this, it has been used by surveyors as a corner designation, most often in swampy areas where rot would be accelerated. It is extremely supportive under stress and its fibers are interwoven to create sturdiness between the trunk and branches symbolizing:
The recipient gets the honor of displaying the interesting award in his or her office until the next conference.
|2021||Tony Garris||Beaufort County|
|2020||Stephanie Parkins||Haywood County|
|2019||John Bridgers||NC Secretary of State|
|2018||Patricia Pike||Onslow County|
|2017||Lucy Cardwell||Currituck County|
|2016||Greg Belk||Cabarrus County|
|2015||Wendy Williams||Alleghany County|
|2014||Rich Elkins||Pitt County|
|2013||Robin Etheridge||Dare County|
|2012||Pam Carver||Henderson County|
|2011||Lenora Melton||Person County|