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Kenly chamber director named Kiwanian of the Year

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KENLY — Lifelong town resident Monica Davis was named the Kenly Kiwanis Club’s Kiwanian of the Year during an Oct. 8 banquet at the Lowell Mill Restaurant.

Kiwanis board member Diane Kirby presented Davis with a plaque in recognition of the honor.

Davis has served as the Kenly Area Chamber of Commerce’s executive director since May 2018 and is president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Association in Kenly, an organization she founded.

She also serves on the Johnston County Heritage Commission and helps out seasonally with the Johnston County Board of Elections.

Davis is married to Kenly Town Council member and Mayor Pro-tem Keith Davis, who is a North Johnston High School faculty member and pastor of Mack’s Chapel AME Church in the Robeson County town of Red Springs. The couple has three children and six grandchildren.

Monica Davis graduated from North Johnston High School in 1982. She received an associate degree in business from Johnston Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Mount Olive. She obtained her master’s degree in management from the University of Management and Technology in Arlington, Virginia.

“I appreciate the award and the support from the Kiwanis Club,” said Davis. “It is truly a big honor, but I do what I do because I love my community and I plan to continue working and being of help any way that I can. ”

“Monica Davis has been a real breath of fresh air and a new voice for our group,” said Don Boyette, who serves as secretary and treasurer for the Kenly Kiwanis Club. “She keeps us up to date of goings-on with KACC and has been very active with the Terrific Kids program at Glendale-Kenly Elementary School.”

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