Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to speak at Building Inspectors’ Conference, honor longtime insurance agency owner with award during visit to Carteret County


RALEIGH

During a visit to Carteret County on Monday, July 19, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will speak at the Building Inspector’s Conference in Atlantic Beach and present the Commissioner’s Award to Richard A. “Dick” Lewis for outstanding service over 50 years with State Farm.

In his address to the Building Inspector’s Conference, Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will discuss the Office of State Fire Marshal’s role in overseeing building inspectors in North Carolina.

Commissioner Causey will also award $12,915 in a fire grant to Mill Creek Fire Association. The matching grants are part of a statewide program that awards nearly $9.9 million to 554 volunteer fire departments.

The Commissioner’s Award will be presented to Lewis, who began his career on June 1, 1971, and has been a life-long State Farm agency owner, earning recognition for excellent service, dedication and top sales throughout his career. Born and raised on Harkers Island, Lewis is well known in the Morehead City and Carteret County area for serving his client base with the “hometown” feel.

Here is Commissioner Causey’s public schedule for Monday:

9:45 a.m.         Fire Grant Check Presentation
                        Mill Creek Fire Association
                        2370 Mill Creek Road, Newport, N.C. 28570
 
11:30 a.m.       Building Inspectors’ Conference
                        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlantic Beach Oceanfront
                        2717 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, N.C. 28512
                     
2:30 p.m.         Commissioner’s Award Presentation
                        Dick Lewis State Farm
                        5317 Highway 70 West, Morehead City, N.C. 28557

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