MONROE – A Few Good Men Inc. selected Nathel Hailey Sr. as Citizen of the Year for 2018.
Hailey believes in the basic principles of the organization’s mission to influence the educational, political and socio-economic climate in Union County.
He joins a group of previous winners, including Hattie Gail Coffey (2017), Ernest Collins (2016) and the Rev. Waymon Jordan Sr. (2015), that have made significant contributions to Monroe and Union County.
Hailey has served as president of the Union County Branch NAACP for nine years. He is at the forefront of voter registration, education and participation.
He’s also a member of Marshville Masonic Lodge #270, Hope Lodge #455B Order of Eastern Star, as well as Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Wadesboro.
Hailey is the co-owner of Hailey’s Tax Service in Wadesboro. He retired from ATI Allvac in 2000 and was the first African American to serve on Wingate City Council.
The Citizen of the Year Banquet will be held March 16 at the Old Armory Community Center, 500 S. Johnson St., Monroe, Tickets cost $30 or $240 for a table of eight. Contact Robert Heath at 704-882-5651 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.