Kannapolis Elects First African American Female to City Council

Life-long member of Price Memorial AME Zion Church has been elected the first African American female of Kannapolis, NC.

Jeanne Dixon won one of the three city council seats up for grabs in the city’s most recent election. A resident of Kannapolis for more than 45 years, after matriculating at Barber-Scotia College, she started her career with the Cabarrus County Department of Social Services serving as an eligibility specialist. She would later move on to serve within the department as a child support enforcement agent and a child support program manager.

An active member of the Board of Cabarrus Partnership for Children for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and on the Cabarrus County Branch NAACP, in the past she has held seats on the boards of Cooperative Christian Ministry, Community Free Clinic, the City of Kannapolis Planning and Zoning Board.

Her last position was with the State of North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts as Guardian Ad Litem District Administrator for Cabarrus and Rowan counties. Upon her retirement, she was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of North Carolina’s highest civilian honors.

During her swearing in ceremony, Dixon was joined by family, friends, and members of her church who gathered for the historic occasion.

Source: Star of Zion