Warren County’s Community and Economic Development Director, Charla Duncan has been named a “trailblazer” by Business North Carolina magazine.
Duncan is among a group of 20 young leaders identified in the October issue of the magazine for their efforts in improving some of the state’s smaller cities.
“On behalf of the county, I would like to congratulate Ms. Duncan on this well-deserved recognition. We are looking forward to her continuing to help us move forward into a bright future ahead for Warren County,” said County Manager Vincent Jones, in a press statement announcing the honor.
This award focuses on identifying and recognizing thriving business owners and professionals under the age of 40 who work in N.C. cities and towns that have fewer than 100,000 residents.
The magazine received nominations through July 15, 2022 for leaders who were under the age of 40 as of June 30, 2022. Nominations included short statements supporting these influential business leaders, citing key accomplishments in the last two years and basic biographical information including age, title, hometown, and number of years spent in their current community.
Duncan’s profile, where she shares her perspective, is featured in the October edition of the magazine. She served as interim director for about seven months before the Warren Board of Commissioners appointed her to fill the job in April 2021.
Harry Mills, economic development director in Granville County, called Duncan “a real rising star” in the area of economic development in North Carolina. Mills told WIZS News Friday that he loved Duncan’s passion for what she does and her compassion for people and her community. “She is a real trailblazer,” he added.