From the press release:
Hard work and good business sense earned him a good measure of success in Pensacola, and in 1988, Wilson was elected to public office, ultimately serving eight years as County Commissioner in Escambia County, Florida.
His good works within the community are numerous and meaningful; Wilson doesn’t add his name to a group in the interest of publicity. He joins because he sees a place where he can stand and make a change. At the Council on Aging, The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Regional Planning Council and Pensacola Escambia Development Council, Wilson made real progress and refused to settle for the status quo.
As an ECUA Board Member, Wilson was instrumental in making critically necessary improvements, and his fiscal sanity benefited the County in many ways.
Wilson is also a member of the Cantonment Rotary Club and a past member of Kiwanis Club and Optimist Club in Pensacola. He was a Chairman and then a member of the Board of Directors of the Waterfront Rescue Mission for the past 18 years, and has served as a council member at his church. He is also a former Chairman and board member of the Marcus Pointe Homeowners Association. Finally, he was awarded the prestigious God in Government Award in 1986.
The Gulf Coast Economics Club hosts the monthly meeting at New World Landing on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 12 p.m. with a social starting at 11:30 am. Please call Kathryn Thompson at 723-2423 to RSVP before Jan. 8. Cost for the lunch is $20 for guests, $10 for students, and members are free. For more info, visit www.gulfcoasteconomicsclub.org.