Johnston County Commissioners approved the following board appointments during their August 2020 meeting:
• Patricia Chisholm-Jones of Smithfield, William W. Massengill Jr. of Benson, and Jeff Parlier of Garner were nominated to three open seats on the Hospital Authority Board of Commissioners for a three year term. Upon approved by the Hospital Authority, Commissioner Chairman Ted Godwin will make the final appointment during the commissioners September 8, 2020 meeting. Terry Rose of Smithfield, Dr. Gettys Cohen Jr. of Smithfield, James L. Corpening Jr. of Clayton and Dr. Wanda Robinson Lee of Selma had also applied for appointment to the hospital authority but were not selected.
• Kristi Nelson of Clayton was reappointed to the Child Fatality Prevention Team for a three year term. Four positions remain open: one representing a law enforcement officer, one representing a parent of a child who died before reaching age 18, and two positions representing a county agency or the community at-large.