Stanly County businessman Joseph Burleson re-appointed to NC Rural Infrastructure Authority

RALEIGH – On August 17, the N.C. General Assembly Legislative leaders made appointments to key boards and commissions during the 2024-2024 legislative session with bipartisan support.  

Joseph L. Burleson, of the Endy community in Stanly County, was reappointed by Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) to the Rural Infrastructure Authority. Burleson’s reappointment to serve on this board received overwhelming support in the N.C. House of Representatives and N.C. State Senate.  

“I am committed to serving my county on the state level in every way possible,” said Burleson in a press release. “I appreciate Speaker Moore and President Pro Tem Phil Berger for the support in my reappointment process. My heart is in the work I do every day to help Stanly County and Rural North Carolina, and I’m thankful for my God-given ability to do so. I believe I make a positive impact in my service to our country and state, and I’m excited to keep doing that.” 

Burleson previously served on the Stanly County Economic Development Commission, the Stanly County Board of Commissioners and the Stanly County Community College Board of Trustees.  

The Rural Infrastructure Authority awards Rural, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Utility Account grant funds. The authority consists of 17 members appointed by the Governor, President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House.