Otha Hawkins announces candidacy for Soil and Water Board

Retired Alamance Community College instructor Otha C. Hawkins has announced his intention to file to run for Supervisor on the Alamance County Soil and Water Conservation District Board.

The Alamance Soil and Water Conservation District’s mission is to provide quality leadership and customer service for the citizens of Alamance County to promote protection and conservation of our natural resources.

Hawkins’ longtime interest in the protection and conservation of agricultural natural resources led him to file for the local district board.

Hawkins was born and raised in Person County and has been a resident of Alamance County for 32 years. Hawkins has long been active in state politics. He played an integral part in national politics in 1976 when he was the regional coordinator for western North Carolina for Ronald Reagan’s presidential challenge. His efforts directly affected the outcome of the upset primary election in which Reagan won and was able to continue the campaign until the 1976 Republican convention.

Hawkins’ other accomplishments include managing a Department of Defense manufacturing supplier, Lions Services, which employed blind and blind/handicapped employees. He also spent over 30 years as an instructor in management and business administration at Alamance Community College. He coordinated and guided academic operations for Industrial Management, Operations Management, Real Estate, and Real Estate Appraisal curriculum programs and trained hundreds of supervisors and managers for local employers.

Hawkins holds three academic degrees, including an Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Management from Edgecombe Community College, a B.S. in Business Management from Shaw University, and a MALS with a concentration in Management from N.C. State University.