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Mayor Teross Young Honored, First African-American Mayor in Iredell County

Troutman, NC – The Town of Troutman Council proclaimed February as Black History Month in Troutman on Thursday and recognized the accomplishments and contributions of several African-American citizens in the local community.  Mayor Teross Young was presented with the plaque honoring him as the first African-American mayor in Iredell County. Also recognized was Councilmember Felina Harris.  Councilmember Harris recently joined the Council, as a result of a vacant seat on the Town’s Board.  She was presented with a plaque honoring her as the first African-American woman to serve on the Town of Troutman Council.

Mayor Young is vice president of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs for Ahold Delhaize USA supermarkets brands. In this position, he monitors, analyzes, and communicates federal, state, and local public policy issues that affect Ahold Delhaize USA’s operations, business performance, competitive position, and business strategy.

Young serves on the boards of directors of the Lion’s Share Federal Credit Union, the Georgia Food Industry Council, the Maine Chamber, the N.C. Business Committee for Education, the N.C. Retail Merchants Association, the Charlotte Regional business Alliance, and the Iredell County Economic Development Corporation.

The mayor also serves on the Board of Trustees for his alma mater UNC Charlotte, is an active member and past president of the Troutman Rotary Club, and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.  A graduate of South Iredell High School, Young and his wife Renee, and their son Tyler, reside in Troutman.

Young thanked the staff and community for the honor. “This is home, and I will always remember that. That’s why I serve here,” he said.

“Troutman Council Honors Trailblazers during Black History Month, Iredell Free News.” Iredell Free News, 13 Feb. 2021