Williamston Town Council recognizes Ted Mattison

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Pictured – Williamston Councilman Tony Hagood and Mayor Mack Durham present a plague of appreciation to Theodore “Ted” Mattison acknowledging his service to the community.
Community leader and Williamston resident Theodore ‘Ted’ Mattison was recognized and honored by Williamston Town Council Monday with a resolution and plague acknowledging his service to the community. Mattison is a native son of Williamston and attended Caroline Elementary School and Caroline High School, graduating with honors in 1954. He attended Livingstone College in Salisbury, N. C.
In 1956 he left Livingston and joined the US Air Force where he served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He retired from the Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant. At age 63, Mattison earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Vorhees College.
He and a group of Williamston citizens formed the Williamston Action Community Club (WACC) to serve the community through variious educational, recreational and social programs. Mattison has served as president of the WACC for 18 years.
He has served on many local and regional boards, organizations and committees including the Anderson County Human Relations Council, Appalachian Council of Governments, Envision Williamston and served six years as president of the local Minority Business Association. He has served as a Deacon of New Prospect Baptist Church, and many roles including Chairman of Deacon ministry, Bible Study Teacher, Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, Bortherhood President, Chairman of Trustee ministry, Chairman of the Budget Committee and President of the Deacons Fellowship of the Rocky River Baptist Association.
Mattison operated his own businesses, Professional Exterminators, for twenty-four years.
Mattison was recently named a 2019 Upstate Black History Maker by 107.3 JAMZ radio and honored by Anderson County Council.