Granville County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Efforts of Herman Willis

At the January 16 Granville County Board of Commissioners meeting, Creedmoor resident, Willis Herman, was awarded the Volunteer Service Award for Beautification efforts. Nominated by Commissioner Owen Roberts, Herman has taken it upon himself to focus on trash pickup on an approximately four mile stretch of Highway 56 in the Butner area. The section that Herman has focused on since January 2017 is the most congested area of the southern Granville area, according to Commissioner Roberts’ nomination.

“[Herman’s] dedication to this project has resulted in vastly improving the appearance of this particular area,” wrote Commissioner Roberts in the nomination form. “Rain or shine he can be seen doing his civic part in good humor and spirit.”

The Granville County Board of Commissioners Volunteer Service Award recognizes the hard work of community members who have been engaged in volunteer activities for a minimum of one year in Granville County and who have made a substantial, important, or unique impact through their volunteerism.

Nomination categories include: individual, family, and group/team. Types of volunteer work performed include: veteran/military families, mentor, beautification, disaster, animal welfare, county heritage, perseverance in volunteerism, and lifetime achievement.

Nominees cannot be self-nominated. The nomination process is ongoing. Please visit our website at to view the nomination form and for more nomination, eligibility, and submission guidelines. For more information, please contact the Granville County Manager’s Office at 919-693-5240.


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