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SPOTLIGHT: Meet Benson's Clerk
Connie M. Sorrell, Town Clerk, CMC has been employed with the Town of Benson since 1995. Connie has participated in various municipal management programs through the UNC School of
Government and is currently serving on the Planning and Environment Legislative Action Committee. She has previously served on several other NCLM committees. Connie reports she considers it a blessing to have met so many great Clerks across our state and developed many lifelong friendships.
Connie loves the citizens of Benson and has watched the town grow into a beautiful small town where anyone would love to live and raise their family. While Connie’s title is “Town Clerk”, she wears many hats. Having been raised in the community, she is able to relate to the area, people, opportunities and concerns and it is evident that she appreciates that connection with the community. She provides a high level of professionalism which truly represents the mission and vision of the Town of Benson. Connie gives her time generously to each and every endeavor and takes pride in everything that she does.
The patience, concern and loyalty Connie displays is sincere and honest, which makes everyone with whom she comes in contact feel welcomed and at home. She is a woman of deep spiritual faith with an unforgettable personality who greets each and every one with a smile. Connie is very involved with her church and has been a teaching four and five year olds for over twenty-six years as well as working with an additional forty plus children from four years old to fifth grade in the Children’s Church. Connie loves all children and will spoil a child every chance she gets.
Connie has been married to her husband (Trent Sorrell) for thirty-three years. They have two wonderful sons. Clint and Cody. Clint and his wife, Jessica, were blessed with a beautiful baby girl five months ago (Riley Elizabeth) who is the apple of her grandmother’s eye. Cody has also chosen an ideal companion in his girlfriend, Emily, who has become a huge part of the Sorrell family. While being a Town Clerk can be demanding at times, Connie believes being a wife, parent and grandparent are her most difficult, yet most rewarding tasks, and she looks forward to one day being able to dedicate more time to her family and her many volunteer projects.