LUMBERTON — Mitchell “Bosco” Locklear on Tuesday was sworn in as a member of the board of directors for the Robeson County Department of Social Services.
Locklear replaces Alfred Bryant, who served as a board member for the past six years. Six years is the maximum number an individual can serve on the board.
Locklear’s term is for three years. He is filling one of the seats on the five-member board that the North Carolina Division of Social Services is responsible for appointing.
“When I was asked to serve on the board, I said that I would,” Locklear said early Tuesday.
Locklear is the former housing director for the Lumbee Tribe of North. He held that position for almost 10 years.
In addition to other positions he held with the Lumbee Tribe, Locklear also was the owner and operator of Sunshine Learning Center Inc., in Pembroke, worked as a drug elimination coordinator for the Pembroke Housing Authority, and was an income maintenance case worker for the Department of Social Services.
Locklear is a former member of the Public Schools of Robeson County Board of Education. He served as the board’s chairman in 2014 and 2015.
Bob Shiles can be reached at 910-416-5165.