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Halifax County commissioners Monday honored the service of Julia Meacham who chose not to seek another term as mayor of Weldon.

In the resolution honoring the mayor, the board said Meacham “has proven to be a dedicated and extraordinary public servant who has gained the admiration and respect of the Halifax County Board of Commissioners and the citizens of Halifax County.”

Meacham was elected to the town board in 1999 and from 2003 to 2009 served as mayor pro-tem. In 2009 she was elected as mayor and served until the end of her term this year.

“Ms. Meacham has been involved in many decisions affecting the character of the community, each time exhibiting sound judgment and concern for the citizens of Halifax County while serving on the Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport Authority, the Halifax County Intergovernmental Association, Halifax Horizons, the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, the Roanoke Canal Commission and the Roanoke River Mayors Association,” the resolution says.

The documents says that throughout her public service Meacham “has demonstrated leadership, creativity and community spirit while enhancing community services and improving Halifax County’s unique quality of life.”

Meacham told the board during the virtual meeting, “I really appreciate your support for me as a board and all the things that have happened in historic Weldon. It’s a wonderful, older town and I’ve made many friends over the years. I’ve visited the churches and it’s really been very rewarding to help promote Weldon. We’ve got a lot of projects in the works now and I’m hoping that in the future we’ll be able to stand on our own and be back to what we were and have people want to bring businesses to Weldon. It has been a pleasure and I just appreciate the resolution that you made and I hope you and the board of commissioners in the future continue to move forward in all you’ve done for the area.” 

Board Chair Vernon Bryant said, “Thank you for all the hard work for the town of Weldon under your leadership as commissioner and mayor. We have seen great improvements in the town of Weldon and we thank you for all your efforts.”