Former Mecklenburg County Commissioners Harold Cogdell and Jennifer Roberts have received the highest honor that the Board of County Commissioners can bestow - the Order of the Hornet. The Board took the action at its December 4, 2012 meeting.
Both Roberts and Cogdell not only served as board members but also as Chairman. Robert served multiple terms as Chairman.
The Order of the Hornet was founded in the spirit of the early Mecklenburg patriots who signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May 20, 1775, and proclaimed the County’s Freedom from Britain more than a year before the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed. Those early patriots valiantly fought for their independence during the Revolution and gave Lord Cornwallis such difficulties during his occupation of Charlotte that he termed the town a “hornet’s nest” of rebellion. The Board can pay no higher tribute to those who have given so generously of their time and talents to improve the quality of life for our citizens.