LENOIR, NC (November 22, 2017)…Mayor Joe Gibbons presented a Key to the City to longtime ABC Board Chairman Marvin Lovins Tuesday night, Nov. 21, 2017, during the City Council and ABC Board’s annual meeting held at City Hall.
Lovins retired from the ABC Board earlier this year after serving 27 years and five months. He served as board chairman for the past 18 years and eight months.
“We certainly appreciate your longtime service, Marvin,” Gibbons said. “We appreciate all you’ve done.”
Gibbons said he’s pleased with the success of the ABC stores in Lenoir and the contributions the board has made to the City, public safety, and schools. The ABC Board has contributed more than $8 million to the City of Lenoir during the past 39 years of operation. The board has also contributed more than $1 million to local schools, more than $400,000 to education and rehab programs, and more than $400,000 to law enforcement.
“I thank you for your support over the years,” Lovins said. “Scott [Hildebran, City Manager] has been really great this year, and I appreciate the support of the City Council.”
Council appointed Dr. John Tye to the ABC this year after Lovins retired. The current ABC Board members are Tye, Chairman Jerry Brooks, and Betsy Wilson.