Salisbury City Council salutes David Post for winning the 2024 Governor’s Medallion Award

Published 12:10 am Friday, May 24, 2024

SALISBURY — Salisbury City Council member David Post was one of 17 people who was given the 2024 Governor’s Medallion Award by the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service during a ceremony on May 6 at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.

The medallion is considered to be the “highest award for volunteer service” and it “honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service,” according to an official press release from the office of Gov. Roy Cooper.

During the Salisbury City Council meeting on May 21, Rowan County United Way Executive Director Jenny Lee acknowledged Post for his achievement. Post spends his time volunteering with the Salisbury Rotary Club, Meals on Wheels, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, Lee Street theatre, Rowan County United Way and Lutheran Services Carolinas. He also helped raise $25,000 for war memorial plaque. 

“We are honored that we had a Rowan County citizen to represent us,” Lee said. “We are just elated to see such a deserving individual chosen for these awards.”

Lee said the organizations Post works with nominated him for the distinction and she described him as a “bright star in this community,”

“In so many other aspects, working tirelessly, being an advocate, directly serving individuals, and what you’re doing is you’re paving the way to servant leadership. You’re setting a high standard in our community. That service has a meaningful contribution to any community,” Lee said

After a round of applause from those attending the meeting, Post spoke a few words on how he should not be the only person from Rowan County to receive the medallion. 

“I’m not really good at receiving things. I just want to say that I’m a spoke in a wheel. United Way serves 70,000 people a year, Rufty-Holmes serves 30,000 people a year, and Meals on Wheels serves 800 meals a day. I work a day a week, serve eight people. These are the people that deserve the award, not me,” Post said.