Small business owner Lisa Mathis has been re-appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Board of Transportation, according to a press release from the state.

Mathis, who was first appointed in 2019, will continue to represent Division 8, which encompasses Lee, Chatham, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, and Scotland counties.

Mathis is one of 20 board members, 14 of which are appointed to division seats by the governor. The speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives and the president pro-tempore of the North Carolina Senate each appoint three at-large members.

Positions on the board are relatively sought after, as they give communities an opportunity to voice their specific transportation issues and needs at the state level. Mathis in 2019 was the first person from Lee County appointed to the board in at least 40 years.