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Passing of former Commissioner (then Freeholder) Vernell Wright

On behalf of the Union County Board of County Commissioners and our Union County family, we are saddened to hear about the passing of former Commissioner (then Freeholder), Vernell Wright.

Today, we remember the extraordinary legacy of a dedicated public servant who served two terms as a Commissioner and held a strong commitment to Union County.

In her first term on the Commissioner Board, she chaired the Policy and Administrative Code Committee and served on various committees, including Homeland Security, Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Her extensive community involvement included affiliations with organizations such as the NAACP, First Baptist Church of Vauxhall, and the Vauxhall Historical Society.

Commissioner Wright’s dedication extended beyond politics, impacting the lives of countless students and community members.

Her profound influence will be deeply missed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family during this difficult time.