At the July 9, 2019 Board of Commissioners Meeting, Mayor Debbie S. Smith presented former Mayor, Commissioner Betty S. Williamson, with a Proclamation of Tribute in honor of her 80th Birthday and her many years of dedicated service to the Town of Ocean Isle Beach.
Town of Ocean Isle Beach
Proclamation of Tribute to Betty S. Williamson
WHEREAS, Betty S. Williamson was born in Whiteville, North Carolina on June 26, 1939 and has been a resident of the Town of Ocean Isle Beach since 1968; and
WHEREAS, in addition to being a dedicated mother and grandmother, Ms. Williamson has been active in civic
responsibilities, including her dedicated service to the Town of Ocean Isle Beach where she served as a Commissioner (1980-87 & 2007–present), Chairman of the Board of Adjustments, Mayor Pro-Tem and Mayor for 16 years (1987-2003) ; and
WHEREAS, along with Ms. Williamson’s dedication to the Town of Ocean Isle Beach she is the owner and President of Williamson Realty and currently serves, or has previously served, as a member of the Board of Directors on numerous local and state-wide organizations ; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Williamson has received several special recognitions and honorable awards including the Hope
Harbor Home – Brunswick County Distinguished Woman’s Award and was a nominated for the Distinguished Woman of North Carolina Award in 1996 and 1997; and
WHEREAS, during a long and productive lifetime, she has demonstrated in countless ways her dedication to the
welfare of others and has earned the respect and affection of people from all walks of life and all ages;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Debbie S. Smith, Mayor of the Town of Ocean Isle Beach, along with the Board of
Commissioners, do hereby deem it an honor and pleasure to extend this Proclamation of Tribute to Betty S. Williamson on the occasion of her 80th Birthday, with sincere congratulations and best wishes for many happy and productive years to come.