Jay Burrus Awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine
- Contact Dorothy Hester, PIO
Pictured from left to right: Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard and former Director of Dare County's Department of Health & Human Services, Jay Burrus.
On behalf of Governor Roy Cooper, Chairman Woodard presented Jay Burrus, who recently retired as the Director of Dare County’s Health & Human Services Department, with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award for state service granted by the Office of the Governor. Burrus was honored for his distinguished public service career that spanned over 40 years. Chairman Woodard commended Burrus for having served as a passionate advocate for our children, the elderly, and all those who are vulnerable in our community. He explained that under Burrus’ insightful leadership, the Dare County Health and Human Services Department has become a model program that is well respected and emulated by other North Carolina communities.