Mayor C. Bruce Rose

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Mayor C. Bruce RoseBefore the people of Wilson elected him to office, Mayor Bruce Rose served for 30 years with the Wilson Fire Department, seven of which he served as Fire Chief. Elected in 1992, Mayor Rose is currently serving his fifth term.

He attended fire schools throughout North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee, including the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Course of Chief Fire Officers in Emmitsburg.

Mayor Rose is a life member of the N.C. Association of Fire Chiefs and served on the Board of Directors for four years. He is also a life member of the N.C. Association of Retired Fire Chiefs and served an appointment by Governor James B. Hunt to the N.C. Fire Commission. Mayor Rose received the 1999 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

He received an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Fire Science Technology from Wilson Technical Community College. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He is also a graduate of Charles L. Coon High School.

Rose is a lifetime member of Wilson First Pentecostal Holiness Church where he has served as Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.

He and his wife, Becky Davis Rose, are active in community and church functions throughout the city.

Contact Information

City of Wilson
112 Goldsboro Street East
Wilson, NC 27893

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 10
Wilson, NC 27894-0010

Home Address
409 Monticello Dr.,
Wilson, NC 27893

Office Phone: 252-399-2310
Office Fax: 252.237.0876
Home Phone: 252-237-6750

Boards, Commissions, Committees and Task Forces

  • Nominating Committee
  • Redevelopment Commission
  • Wilson Downtown Development Corporation