Renee Price was elected unanimously Monday night to serve as Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners for the next year. Price served as Vice Chair for the past year. She was elected to her third term in November.
Jamezetta Bedford, who is in her first term as an Orange County Commissioner, was chosen unanimously to serve as Vice Chair.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Price was honored by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) with the Outstanding County Commissioner of the Year Award for 2020. She has served on the NCACC Board of Directors and been involved in numerous steering committees. She has also served as president of the N.C. Association of Black County Officials and held many leadership positions within the National Association of Counties. She has lived in Orange County since 1990.
Before becoming a county commissioner in 2018, Bedford served three terms on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education. She has a master’s degree in accounting from UNC in 2003 and earned her CPA license in September 2005.
New commissioners Amy Fowler and Jean Hamilton joined the Board. Fowler is a native of Winston-Salem and was elected to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education in 2017. Hamilton is also a former member of the CHCCS Board of Education. She earned a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley and has lived in Chapel Hill since 2001.
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