Bill Coleman wins Rotary Ethics Award

Post date: Aug 1, 2010 7:09:37 PM

Bill Coleman (center) is presented the Rotary Ethics Award by David Weiss (left), with support from former Mayor Koka Booth.

William B. Coleman, Jr., former Town Manager of Cary (1994-2008), was presented the Luther H. Hodges Rotary Ethics Award by the Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club on July 8. Coleman was selected for the Award for his high ethical standards during 20 years of service to the citizens of Cary.

Bill Coleman served as Town Manager of Pittsboro, Town Manager of Southern Pines, and Chatham County Manager, prior to coming to Cary in 1988 as Asst. Town Manager. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University, and holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from NC State University. Coleman is currently employed at SAS.

While serving a Town Manager of Cary, Coleman’s high ethical standards were demonstrated by his commitment to fiscal stewardship, water quality and conservation, open space, public safety, and quality of life.

The Luther H. Hodges Rotary Ethics Award was created to publicly recognize individuals who have demonstrated high ethical standards in business or public service. Luther H. Hodges served as Governor of North Carolina, U. S. Secretary of Commerce, President of Research Triangle Park, and President of Rotary International 1967-68. Hodges wrote two books on ethical practices in business and public service.