WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Brunswick County's sheriff is taking on a national leadership role.
Sheriff John Ingram was elected to the National Sheriffs' Association Board of Directors last week during its annual conference in Charlotte.
Sheriff Ingram said he was honored and humbled to be voted to this position by his peers.
There were four spots open on the board, and eight sheriffs from around the country ran to fill them. Twenty-four members make up the board, which represents more than 3,000 sheriff's offices nationwide.
Ingram says his new position will let him bring more resources and knowledge to our area.
"We are always looking for ways to improve and its nice to be able to reach out to such a vast area and capitalize on that," he said.
The sheriff will work alongside sheriffs from around the country on issues he says directly affect his job.
Ingram is not the only sheriff from North Carolina to on the Board of Directors. Sheriff Brad Riley of Cabarrus County also serves.